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

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 16:37:51 CEST 2009

On Oct 5, 2009, at 9:38 AM, 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.

I thought the whole point of the Distribute project was that we  
couldn't _get_ a new setuptools release and, so, had to fork.

Hopefully, with this motivation, we'll get a new setuptools "one more  
time!" and make the transition to Distribute a little more controlled.

Fast, but controlled.


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