[Distutils] wishlist for setuptools
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Aug 10 16:13:35 CEST 2008
At 08:19 AM 8/10/2008 -0500, Christopher Dunn wrote:
>In a nutshell, here is what I want to be able to do:
> * Download several Python eggs into a directory, including
> multiple versions of some eggs.
> * Add that directory to sys.path at runtime.
> * Use pkg_resources.require() to select versions of the eggs.
> * 'import Foo' for each package "Foo".
You can do all of the above now. Just use the -m option to
easy_install when you eggs to the non-site directory, and make sure
that you add the directory to sys.path *before* importing
pkg_resources. Or, if you can't do that, do this:
This will allow pkg_resources to find eggs in that directory when you
>I hope that everyone takes this request seriously. The current
>system is almost completely broken for me. The only way I can use
>eggs is to add each one to sys.path explicitly at runtime.
My guess is that you're probably importing pkg_resources before you
add your egg directory to sys.path. If not, please post code to show
what you're doing. You should be able to do exactly what you
specified above, without any changes to setuptools or pkg_resources.
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