[Distutils] Problems with setuptools 0.6c11, Mac OS X 10.6, Python 2.4 from MacPorts

Jeff Shell eucci.group at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 02:19:13 CET 2009

Thanks. That Macports ticket opened me up to the Python buildouts here:


I'm going to look into that and getting my team using it to build
versions of Python we can use easily. MacPorts has been unreliable,
lately, in keeping up. As MacPorts is a common tool, it's frustrating
(but I guess it's understandable) that setuptools post-0.6c9 breaks on

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Hanno Schlichting <hanno at hannosch.eu> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:10 AM, Jeff Shell <eucci.group at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In setuptools 0.6c11, since the change in `pkg_resources._macosx_vers`
>> to use `platform.mac_ver`, the MacPorts build(s) of Python 2.4 do not
>> seem to be reporting any information out of mac_ver(), causing
>> pkg_resources to report spurious information:
> This has already been reported as a bug in macports at
> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/22278.
> Hanno

Jeff Shell

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