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

K. Richard Pixley rich at noir.com
Mon Oct 5 16:37:15 CEST 2009

Ronald Oussoren wrote:
> 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).
This would be a problem if distribute were in general release.  It's 
not.  It's clearly a development branch which is intended to move 
quickly.  People using distribute are taking development, pre-alpha 
kinds of risk and that has been made pretty clear already.


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