[Distutils] install --dry-run broken?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 23:46:45 CEST 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:
>> I confirm this is not working (even under 2.5) -- please fill a bug in
>> bugs.python.org, I'll fix it.
> http://bugs.python.org/issue8501


>>> Or maybe this constitutes "working" for distutils. ;)
>> well, why do you want to do a dry run anyways ?
> I don't. I was researching an old ZODB issue in which someone
> complained that ZODB's setup.py broke --dry-run. :)
>> make up your mind: do
>> you want it installed or not ? ;)
> The documentation says that when --dry-run is used: "don't actually do
> anything".  This is not the actual behavior.  I'd be happy to see the
> option go away. I don't think anyone us depending on it and you have
> better things to do.

Sounds reasonable, I never liked it anyways.

In any case, distutils is frozen, so I'll see if I can fix it in 2.6
onward, and remove the option for distutils2.


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