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

Brian Sutherland brian at vanguardistas.net
Fri Dec 10 11:17:14 CET 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 10:34:57AM +0100, Alan Franzoni wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Brian Sutherland
> <brian at vanguardistas.net> wrote:
> >
> > Please don't, this has been reported various times already.
> >
> > Removing the zope/__init__.py causes breakage in other places, as I
> > detail in my response to your bug.
> Sigh, I guess we'd need a Ubuntu/Debian python packaging FAQ?
> If it has been reported many times but keeps popping up, it's probably
> unpredictable enough. It took me 3 hours just on yesterday evening to
> find a workaround to that, and I'd have gladly spared that :-(

Sorry, if I'd realized sooner that your issues with buildout were
related, I would have spoken up sooner.

I've also lost many hours of my life due to this one :(

I'll mark your launchpad bug for now as Wontfix and hope that the deeper
bug gets resolved sometime. Unfortunately even figuring out what that is
(or what causes it) is beyond my ken.

Brian Sutherland

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