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

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 16:11:26 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
> On Monday,2009-10-05, at 7:38 , Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> 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.
> Why not move ahead with both?  Then, for example, people who do have Python
> 2.6.3 installed and get the latest setuptools will be okay, and also people
> who have setuptools-0.6c9 installed and get the latest Python.  There are a
> lot of people who have constraints on what they they can deploy and when, so
> it wouldn't hurt to have both fixes available.

So are you saying that in an environment where you are allowed to
install Python 2.6.3,
you will not be allowed to install an hypothetical setuptools-0.6c10
(or a Distribute 0.6.3) ?


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