[Distutils] easy_install installing old version

Patrick Lewis plewis at spamcop.net
Tue Jun 24 02:29:48 CEST 2008

Hello, I'm having some trouble with easy_install finding and  
installing old packages, and I'm not sure why. Specifically, with  
python2.4, easy_install wants to grab the oldest egg file possible,  
rather than newer egg or tar.gz  source distributions.

Here is the pypi page:


and here is a sample install (from a fresh virtualenv)

(ENV_24_clean)pat-mac:~/Programming/TurboGears/ENV_24_clean plewis$  
which easy_install-2.4
(ENV_24_clean)pat-mac:~/Programming/TurboGears/ENV_24_clean plewis$  
easy_install-2.4 -U registration
Searching for registration
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/registration/
Reading http://patrickhlewis.googlepages.com/registration.html
Reading http://pat.lewis.home.insightbb.com/
Best match: registration 0.11
Processing registration-0.11-py2.4.egg
registration 0.11 is already the active version in easy-install.pth

I'm not quite sure what's going on here, since


clearly shows newer versions. If someone could point out what I've  
done wrong, I'd much appreciate it.

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