[Distutils] setuptools --no-dependencies option needed?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jul 2 18:58:39 CEST 2007

At 09:43 AM 7/2/2007 -0700, Rob Cakebread wrote:

>I'm wondering if a --no-dependencies option would be useful. In Gentoo
>we edit every setup.py file that has install_requires, setup_requires,
>or extra_requires and remove that with sed or a patch because our
>package manager takes care of installing all dependencies and because
>users may already have packages installed previously without setuptools
>(in python 2.4).
>We've found that can cause problems[1] and are considering using
>   --single-version-externally-managed, but ideally we'd like to use the
>full features of setuptools (without losing the ability to install
>multiple versions, require-ing specific versions etc.).
>Would an option similar to --single-version-externally-managed that
>simply doesn't check for installed dependencies and does not try to
>download and install any dependencies be possible?

use "setup.py easy_install . --no-deps"

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