[Distutils] easy_install should consider the development status of packages

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Sep 27 20:01:40 CEST 2007

At 07:18 AM 9/15/2007 -0400, Alexander Michael wrote:
>A related desire of mine is to have both the latest stable release of
>an egg and the latest development release installed with *the latest
>stable release being the default* (i.e. listed, with all its stable
>dependencies, in easy-install.pth). Something along the lines of an -M
>option, which like -m, performs a multi-version install but doesn't
>touch easy-install.pth. I'm not sure if this is feasible (or maybe it
>is even already possible!), but it sounds nice to me. :)

Have you tried:

   easy_install pkg==unstable pkg==stable

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