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

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 16:21:19 CEST 2009

On Oct 5, 2009, at 7:44 AM, Lennart Regebro wrote:

> 2009/10/5 Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>:
>> This is a problem, it means 2.6.3 is not a simple drop-in  
>> replacement for 2.6.2 but requires the replacement of another  
>> component as well.  That can be a problem in organizations with  
>> strict configuration management where you cannot install new  
>> software without going to lots of red tape (and that might involve  
>> lawyers when you install a new package instead of upgrading an  
>> existing one).
> Sure, but that would have happened sooner or later anyway. Is it
> really so bad that it happens now instead of say, in half a year? I
> don't see why it's such a big deal. Sorry, but I don't.

It's not the happening, it's the happening without a deprecation,  
warnings, announcements etc. deserved by a change that affects so much  
of the Python eco-system.


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