[Distutils] the virtualenv-distribute mess

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Tue Oct 13 09:20:16 CEST 2009

On 2009-10-12, Hanno Schlichting <hanno at hannosch.eu> wrote:
> Hi.
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org> wrote:
>> - 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.
> Note that buildout is only really supported with the distribute 0.6.4
> release and needs the latest bootstrap from
> http://nightly.ziade.org/bootstrap.py. We fixed a variety of issues
> with buildout over the weekend. It seems to work with zc.buildout
> 1.4.1 now, though.

The problems were with the stuff from last weekend.

Well, after some additional small fixes yesterday, most of the problems are
indeed gone.  What needs doing iirc:

- Installing distribute with buildout shouldn't result in distribute doing
  anything with the system python's setuptools (as there are problems that
  way).  The latest bootstrap already allows setuptools and distribute to
  co-exist happily in a shared eggs dir!

- Checking what happens in the corner case when buildOUT sets up a buildBOT
  which sets up a virtualenv for a build slave which runs a buildOUT :-)


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