[Distutils] different python versions in one buildout?!

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Aug 30 19:27:13 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> 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.

This is a requirement we had here at ZC.  It wasn't

> 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...

It's possible that this would be a better approach.  It's true that
supporting multiple Python interpreters is a pain.  I don't have this
need atm, so I'm not motivated to try your solution. :)

I wonder what other people think.  Does anyone else have current
need to deal with multiple Python versions in the same buildout?


Jim Fulton

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