[Distutils] different python versions in one buildout?!

Gary Poster gary.poster at canonical.com
Mon Aug 30 19:17:08 CEST 2010

On Aug 30, 2010, at 1:06 PM, Chris Withers wrote:

> Gary Poster wrote:
>>> It's not like I want my system matplotlib in one part and a locally failing-horribly buildout-installed matplotlib in another part.
>> No, but single buildouts are used to install different sections with entirely different requirements, including different Python versions.
> This feels like needless complexity to me.
> If a different python is needed, it should be in its own buildout.
> If you need to bundle a bunch of buildouts together because of this, use a recipe that runs "sub buildouts" in a separate process...

- In my experience, that would have been more annoying than the feature that exists.
- What you describe does not exist.
- It's from before my time; you can argue it with Jim if you like.  I've liked it and used it.


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