[Distutils] Distutils 2.6.2 changes will break setuptools

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Feb 22 04:30:26 CET 2009

At 11:55 PM 2/21/2009 +0100, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>Hi Phillip,
>Some changes in distutils/sdist are breaking some commands in
>setuptools' egg_info because of a getattr that make a recursive error,
>I think it could be a great thing to fix it as soon as possible before
>Python 2.6.1 is out,
>I am available if you need more info on this

At a bare minimum, the Python SVN revision numbers and the resulting 
traceback would be helpful.  A bug filed to the setuptools tracker 
would probably also be a good idea, so that I'm not the only person 
who can look at it or provide a fix...  either for setuptools or the 
stdlib, as appropriate.

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