[Distutils] zc.buildout bootstrap errors

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Nov 2 23:45:24 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
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> Why would a "bootstrap" fail due to missing / less-than-required version
> of setuptools in the host python?  The bootstrap should be
> self-contained enough to make things work no matter what, since the
> point is too build an environment which doesn't rely on anything beyond
> a "bare" Python install.
>  $ svn co $ZSVN/Acquisition/trunk Aq-trunk
>  ...
>  $ cd Aq-trun
>  $ /path/to/python2.6 bootstrap/bootstrap.py
>  The required version of setuptools (>=0.6c11) is not available, and
>  can't be installed while this script is running. Please install
>  a more recent version first, using 'easy_install -U setuptools'.

This is probably due to an attempt to use an existing setuptools if
it's available.  I could probably add an option to get it to not do
that. I'll look into that.


Jim Fulton

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