[Distutils] why would you ever need to specify setuptools as a dependency?

kiorky kiorky at cryptelium.net
Tue Oct 20 13:05:32 CEST 2009

Chris Withers a écrit :
> Hanno Schlichting wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Why?  Nobody will check / enforce / understand what 'install_requires'
>>> even means except setuptools / distribute.
>> To quote Toshio Kuratomi:
>>> It's nice for people creating system packages when you specify all of
>>> the
>>> packages that your runtime depends on in setup.py.
>> So apparently there are others who read and value this information.
> I'd put money on there being no packaging system that parses
> requirements sections out of a setup.py other that setuptools/distribute...

buildout, zc.recipe.egg and others recipes flavors do.
> Chris

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