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

Hanno Schlichting hanno at hannosch.eu
Mon Oct 5 20:52:06 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 8:38 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 07:53 PM 10/5/2009 +0200, Hanno Schlichting wrote:
>> If I understand the comments on this ticket correctly, Tarek has changed
>> distutils in a way so the last setuptools release continues to work,
>> correct?
> Yes.  And a very nice fix, done quite quickly.  Thank you Tarek.

Wonderful. This seems to be the right approach to the current problem
for me. Thank you Tarek indeed!

>> So based on the current state of Python 2.6.4 will work again with an
>> unmodified setuptools 0.6c9?
> AFAICT, that is correct.

Good. So we can hopefully end this thread and move on to something
more productive.

If anyone wants to step up and provide help in testing pre-releases of
Python, so we can avoid similar situation in the future, that would be
most welcome.


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