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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Oct 5 15:38:06 CEST 2009

On Oct 5, 2009, at 5:40 AM, Jeff Rush wrote:

> Very unfortunate, as in, it should NOT have happened.  And  
> *especially*
> without any announcement on python.org or mention on the
> python-committers list of something this major.


> Considering that 2.6.3 is messed up in other ways, like displaying the
> SVN rc1 tag and a broken logging module, and probably will be
> re-released at 2.6.4 very shortly, perhaps we can get this -at least-
> into the Python docs and maybe introduce backward compatible hooks  
> into
> distutils to support setuptools.

I apologize for my part in this, but moving forward I think that if  
it's possible to patch and release a setuptools that works with Python  
2.6.3 /and/ earlier Python 2.6.x's, then that should happen asap.  If  
that's not possible, then we might need to revert the distutils change  
in a quick Python 2.6.4.


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