[Distutils] Wow, I think I actually *get* it now!

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Mar 21 20:51:25 CET 2008

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Hm.  So it seems to me that maybe one thing that would help is a
> "Setuptools Haters' Guide To Setuptools" -- that is, *short*
> documentation specifically written for people who don't want to use
> setuptools and want to minimize its impact on their systems.  I could
> Can I count on some non-assimilated persons' help in critiquing such
> a document and suggesting any topics I miss?

Speaking as a zombie, I used to suggest that the yet-to-be-assimilated 
download my source distribution and run:

python setup.py easy_install --no-deps .

(and somehow arrange for dependencies to be installed, too)

If that's reasonable and up-to-date advice, perhaps it could be part of 
this "setuptools :q!" guide...


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