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

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Oct 5 20:02:57 CEST 2009

At 11:53 AM 10/5/2009 +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>2009/10/5 Jeff Rush <jeff at taupro.com>:
> > Very unfortunate, as in, it should NOT have happened.  And *especially*
> > without any announcement on python.org or mention on the
> > python-committers list of something this major.
>Well "this major"... It's a bug fix that breaks a setuptools monkey-patch.

Subclassing distutils commands != monkeypatching.  If, say, numpy's 
distutils extensions subclass build_ext and override that method, 
they could have had the same problem.  Same for anybody else's 
distutils extensions.

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