[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Oct 5 20:10:16 CEST 2009
At 04:57 PM 10/5/2009 +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>2009/10/5 Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org>:
> > 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.
>PJE seems interested in this, as he asked about a patch, so maybe.
I expect to have a small amount of time later this week to work on
setuptools. No guarantees, but this is certainly one of the bugs on
my short list for doing something with.
> > If that's not possible, then we might need to revert the distutils
> > change in a quick Python 2.6.4.
>That would be a big mistake.
Actually, I think the mistake here is where non-bugfix code was
ported from 3.x back to the 2.6.x maintenance branch. I'm
particularly concerned about the .compiler / ._compiler change, as it
seems to me to be responsible for breaking mingw32 compilation on
Windows, but I haven't had time to investigate thoroughly. (It
actually looks like a problem that might be in Python 3 as well.)
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