[Distutils] buildout/setuptools setup_requires and test_requires

Jeff Rush jeff at taupro.com
Wed May 20 11:37:11 CEST 2009

Chris Withers wrote:
> Sorry, still not sure I follow you... Are you saying that any packages
> specified in setup_requires and test_requires will be installed in the
> path of the package that specified them rather than the same location as
> all other eggs?
> If so, that would seem to be a bug, no?

Nope, a feature.

Packages needed -only- for packaging (setup_requires) and testing
(test_requires) should not be generally installed.  They are installed in a
special place for use just during those particular phases of operation.  No
need to have them around in production.


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