[Distutils] distribute and buildout: best practices?
tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Oct 13 19:30:19 CEST 2009
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Reinout van Rees wrote:
> 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.
That is a buildout bug: whining about the lack of depenedency on the
only package which makes dependencies meaningful is silly. No package
should *ever* need to declare that it depends on setuptools.
> Note that if I depend on distribute, I also get warnings about not having a
> setuptools depencency sometimes... :-)
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