[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Oct 6 07:43:54 CEST 2009
On 5 Oct, 2009, at 16:37, K. Richard Pixley wrote:
> 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.
AFAIK distribute 0.6 is a stable release, basicly "setuptools 0.6c9 +
bugfixes + py3k support".
Installing distribute is therefore not problematic for most people, if
they know that the project exists. The fact that distribute is a
seperate project from setuptools can be a problem for people:
installing a bugfix release for a software product that we're already
using at work is significantly easier than introducing a new software
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