[Distutils] zc.buildout fails to use system-installed dep?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Dec 9 00:39:28 CET 2010

On Dec 09, 2010, at 12:35 AM, Alan Franzoni wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> Why do we have symlinks in the first place?  It's because Debian and Ubuntu
>> support multiple active versions of Python at the same time.  Once Python 2 is
>> killed off and we're all using >= Python 3.2, we can get rid of even this
>> cruft.  That's the major reason why I worked on PEPs 3147 and 3149.
>It might be a long time indeed. Python 2.7 will probably keep up for
>several years.

Indeed.  I'm glad I'm not the 2.7 release manager. :)

>> I'm using zc.buildout 1.5.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 for Mailman 3.  There is a known
>> bug related to namespace packages, which force you to use
>> include-site-packages=false in your buildout.cfg.  Here's the bug report:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zc.buildout/+bug/659231
>> Gary is assigned to the bug but there is as yet no resolution.
>It's the very same error and the same workaround is suggested, but I
>don't see enough proof that the reason behind such error lies within
>namespace_packages. I'll make some tests in the next days and I'll
>check whether it's the case.

Please do.

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