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

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Wed Sep 23 06:25:25 CEST 2009

Alex Grönholm kirjoitti:
> 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!
Yeah, I just now remembered that this part (2to3) is waiting for 
Lennart's patches as well...
> I suppose we need Lennart's patches to test user mode installation 
> (--user).
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