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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 20:17:27 CEST 2009

2009/10/6 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> Yes, but that's got nothing to do with the bug that's been being discussed.
>  The same change bit pywin32, and it doesn't use setuptools at all.

True. The problem was a badly documented interface, which meant people
used it in one way, but a bug fix assumed another, and *kapow*!

The only fixes for that is better documentation and a buildbot, as noticed.

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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