[Distutils] use of '_' in package name causing version parsing issue?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Mar 12 21:08:53 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today I was informed of an issue in which buildout (with the latest
> setuptools) is not resolving version numbers properly, causing the
> wrong package to be selected in some cases. The cause identified was
> having '_' in the package name. I am still investigating this issue,
> but thought it would be worth mentioning on the list in case anyone
> had a quick answer.
> Here is the note I received which raised the issue:

Sorry, I didn't realize that this thread was about buildout.

Brad, could you send me a simple buildout.cfg (ideally one that
installs one project) that illustrates the problem and I'll dig into


Jim Fulton

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