[Distutils] install --dry-run broken?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Apr 23 02:43:03 CEST 2010

Jim Fulton wrote:

> 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 wouldn't! I find it useful for testing a setup.py that
I'm about to distribute, to make sure it isn't going to
fall over due to some stupid bug as soon as someone tries
to use it.

-1 on removing this feature, +1 on fixing it.


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