[Distutils] patches: ez_setup.py: don't import setuptools into your current address space in order to learn its version number
zooko at zooko.com
Wed Oct 3 00:36:28 CEST 2007
> Okay. Attached is a patch that doesn't import pkg_resources and
> doesn't reload anything. I haven't yet tested it -- I am
> submitting it only to inform the discussion and get any early
> feedback from you on whether the very idea is sound.
Okay, I tested this patch on Mac OS X and it worked. First I
installed setuptools v0.6c3, then I tried to execute allmydata.org 's
"setup.py install". I got the error message saying that it couldn't
install a newer version of setuptools (v0.6c7) when an older version
was already loaded. Then I applied my patch to ez_setup.py and tried
again. This time it installed v0.6c7.
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