[Distutils] Packaging situation + mailing list rules

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 20:33:55 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 3:30 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 8:03 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>> At 07:29 PM 7/3/2010 +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>>>  Besides the numerous technical issues, this is just basic decency. If
>>>  I were PJE, I would be very mad.
>> I'm not mad at it being provided with a compatible API.  However, I *am*
>> very unhappy with the fact that the version of distribute that's being
>> shipped with OS distributions is both packaged as (e.g.)
>> "python-setuptools", AND prevents people from installing the real
>> setuptools, even in a local directory!
> That's not the intent. You can install setuptools if you want,
> globally, by removing distribute.

Right, because remove python-setuptools (which is distribute)  is not
impractical at all on ubuntu.


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