[Distutils] Distribute 0.6.2 - testing the release - help needed!

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Wed Sep 23 03:00:48 CEST 2009

Tarek Ziadé kirjoitti:
> Hello,
> The next Distribute version will be released soon, with python 3
> support (thanks to Martin, Lennart, and Alex !)
> and more bug fixed. (you can follow that in the issue tracker)
> If you want to give a hand on testing the next Distribute version,
> I've uploaded a dev version of the trunk of Distribute at
> nightly.ziade.org, meaning that you can try the upcoming release
> (at your own risks ;) )
> - the tarball : http://nightly.ziade.org/distribute-0.6.2dev.tar.gz
> - a modified distribute_setup.py script that will install the dev
> version : http://nightly.ziade.org/distribute_setup_dev.py
> - a modified bootstrap.py file that will let you bootstrap a
> zc.buildout environment with this version
> Any feedback would be greatly appreciated,
> Regards,
> Tarek
I just committed some fixes to distribute_setup.py. Now it installed 
nicely on Jython 2.5.1rc2 and Python 3.1.1 on Windows.

However, easy_install did NOT work on Windows (Win7 64-bit, 64-bit 
Python). I get the UAE dialog every time I launch easy_install as 
non-admin, and even when running with administrator privileges, it 
always exits with this message: "Cannot find Python executable 
C:\Python31\python.exe", even though that file does exist at said location.
On Linux it gets a bit farther: it seemed to install the package, but on 
closer inspection I noticed that the 2to3 converted code is not used at 
all -- not in the zip_safe analysis nor the actual installation!

I suppose we need Lennart's patches to test user mode installation (--user).

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