[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 22:09:47 CEST 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> This is not a good experience for users.  Unless I'm missing something
> (and I hope I am), this issue really can't be hand-waved away.

Make sure to understand that the way setuptools patches distutils
makes it very sensible to any change made in distutils, even backward
compatibles ones like in the 2.6 branch.

But I won't freeze distutils work because of that, and distutils
is not to be blamed if setuptools is broken, neither Python.

Especially for a project that has not been maintained for over a year...

So it's not a good experience for the users that's true, and we can
try to enhance
the Distribute documentation to help them as you suggested, and we are
already helping
because we've forked to try to provide some solutions.

But there's nothing else I can think of to help people. My advice would be that
the projects that use setuptools just switch asap on distribute, which
is actively

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