[Distutils] the virtualenv-distribute mess

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 11:27:34 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org> wrote:
> On 2009-10-09, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM, kiorky <kiorky at cryptelium.net> wrote:
>>> AND no, virtualenv must continue to provide setuptools, backward
>>> compatibility, you know?
>> The *whole* point of Distribute 0.6.x is to be backward compatible, meaning
>> that if virtualenv switch to it, you will not even notice it.
> For something that's supposed to be a drop-in replacement, it sure makes it
> self noticeable.  Note that I'm not holding that against distribute!  The mess
> is of setuptools' making.
> - When using buildout, I get lots of warnings.  The 1.4.2 isn't out yet, but I
>  also won't update all old projects' pinned zc.buildout version so I'm stuck
>  with warnings for a time.

Please try with your current zc.buildout, we've also fixed compatiblity with
older zc.buildout versions yesterday so it should work.

> Any idea what these kinds of errors mean?  I can't believe I'm the only one.
> It happened on my osx laptop and on the linux server and within a
> buildout-installed buildbot.

Do you happen to have a shared eggs directory ? if it's the case,
all buildouts that uses it need to be re-bootstrapped with the distribute


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