[Distutils] distribute doesn't use pip?

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 23:00:48 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:52, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's neither easy_install, nor pip, it's Distribute/setuptools that
> handles that. It basically runs python setup.py install on the
> dependencies. I'm not sure why it wouldn't be able to have numpy as a
> dependency,

Well, OK, apparently pip looks at the dependencies first and installs
them separately. But if you ask Distribute to install a package it
will try to resolve the package dependencies and install them.
Apparently the subclassed distutils commands numpy uses can't handle
being installed that way.

IMO that's a numpy bug.

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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