[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute
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.
More information about the Distutils-SIG