[Distutils] Newbie questions about setuptools

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jun 19 22:15:21 CEST 2007

At 01:56 PM 6/19/2007 -0500, Edward Ream wrote:
>Many thanks, Phillip, for your quick and generous response.
> > Eggs are a binary distribution format, originally developed to support
> > user-installed plugins for systems like Chandler, Zope, etc.  They aren't
> > a source distribution format;  sdist works well enough for that and for
> > easy_install if you have a pure-Python package (or your users have C
> > compilers).
>Oh joy.  sdist is working fine--Leo is indeed a pure python program.
> >  I'd suggest using the --show-response option so you can see what's
> > happening.
>Will do, assuming there is still a problem with uploading the .zip file.
> >  here's the output from my attempt at downloading from the SF page:
> >
> > $ easy_install -nvf
> > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=3458 leo
>Excellent.  I'll try again with the options you show.

Note that this means you can use the above URL as your "Download URL" 
for PyPI; I just specified it using -f because that's not what you 
currently have up as the link on PyPI.  The -n is because I didn't 
want to *actually* install leo, and the -v was for verbosity.  If you 
update your "Download URL" you should be able to simply "easy_install 
leo" and have it work.

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