[Distutils] ez_setup.py -U setuptools does TWO downloads, TWO installs

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Feb 11 05:41:19 CET 2007

At 12:59 PM 2/11/2007 +1100, John Machin wrote:
>Is this usual?

Yes.  ez_setup.py is a front-end to easy_install, that happens to also 
download and install the latest version of setuptools.  If you want to just 
install the latest version of setuptools, the '-U setuptools' is redundant, 
unless you already have setuptools installed and want to update it.

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