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

kiorky kiorky at cryptelium.net
Tue Oct 20 13:52:29 CEST 2009

For minitage.recipe.*, yes it uses setuptools API.

They also redo on the fly the python sdist dance in some case and reload the
distribution using also setuptools API. And in the "patch" use case [1], they
also patch the PKG-INFO file with a generated version info and use setuptools
API to reload the distribution.

For what i know of others API, they don't mess directly with setup.py either.

[1] - http://pypi.python.org/pypi/minitage.recipe.egg#patches

Lennart Regebro a écrit :
> 2009/10/20 kiorky <kiorky at cryptelium.net>:
>> buildout, zc.recipe.egg and others recipes flavors do.
> But they use setuptools to do so, I hope?

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