[Distutils] How to force installing setuptools instead of distribute ?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jul 1 20:30:11 CEST 2010

On Jul 02, 2010, at 12:53 AM, David Cournapeau wrote:

>On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 12:23 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> On Jul 01, 2010, at 04:12 PM, David Cournapeau wrote:
>>>Hm, that's a bit different from my understanding, but that's a bit
>>>irresponsible of Ubuntu to provide distribute if it does not get at
>>>least the bug fixes which go into setuptools. Maybe there is a
>>>miscommunication here, dunno. I thought the point of distribute was
>>>to get bug fixes that setuptools maintainers did not take care of.
>> Please submit a bug report here:
>> https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-virtualenv
>> Feel free to assign it to me (barry) or just send me the bug # and
>> I'll take a look at it.
>This is issue 142 on bitbucket (distribute fork on Tarek account), and
>there was a similar bug on setuptools issue tracker (submitted by
>Zooko as well), but cannot find it ATM.
>thanks for looking into this,

Maybe it's just me, but I'm having a hard time understanding and reproducing
this bug report on Ubuntu.  Do you have a reproducible test case that I can
use to see the problem?  Substituting pywin32 for something actually
installable on Ubuntu doesn't seem to exhibit the bug.

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