[Distutils] [issue46] always-unzip does not always unzip

ghazel at gmail.com ghazel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 08:15:37 CEST 2008

Maybe always-unzip is a good default? It really seems like the disk
space saved due to zipping is not worth the trouble. I could change
the ticket status from "bug" to "enhancement".

Using -U flag did not cause it to install unzipped - it gave the same
"pytz 2008c is already the active version in easy-install.pth". Which
file, directory, or URL should I provide to install pytz?


On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 12:36 AM 9/17/2008 +0000, Greg Hazel wrote:
>> New submission from Greg Hazel <ghazel at gmail.com>:
>> Lots of unexpected behaviour (installed zipped, then claimed a file was
>> present
>> which was not present,
> A module's __file__ can include paths that are within a zipfile.
>> then failed to replace the module unzipped):
>> ...
>> >easy_install --always-unzip pytz
>> Searching for pytz
>> Best match: pytz 2008c
>> Processing pytz-2008c-py2.5.egg
>> pytz 2008c is already the active version in easy-install.pth
> --always-unzip did nothing here because the egg was already installed.  To
> reinstall an already installed package, use a file, directory, or URL as a
> target instead of a requirement name, and/or use the -U flag to request an
> upgrade.

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