[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute
sridharr at activestate.com
Sat Oct 3 23:28:21 CEST 2009
On Sat, 03 Oct 2009 14:17:50 -0700, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> On what other platforms is this likely to be a problem? Windows *?
> Linuxes? If that can be identified, if necessary the distributors of
> Python installers can be informed so they can inform their users (note,
> that python.org is itself a distributor of Python installers). I don't
> have the expertise to make an assessment of that.
From what I've seen, it affects all platforms.
> Is it possible to get a better idea of what packages might be affected,
> i.e. what is it that these apps are using in their setup.py, or
> elsewhere, that causes the problem to appear?
I believe whenever the build_ext command is used, this problem would
occur. One trivial package that fails is zope.interface.
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