[Distutils] distribute and buildout: best practices?

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Mon Oct 12 09:21:31 CEST 2009

On 2009-10-09, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Reinout van Rees wrote:
>> I'm still not 100% sure whether it is safe to put "distribute" in the
>> install_requires list of a package right now, however.
> As with setuptools, why do you think you need to?

Namespace packages.  You get warnings "hey, no setuptools dependency" once you
use namespaces.

Note that if I depend on distribute, I also get warnings about not having a
setuptools depencency sometimes... :-)


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