[Distutils] [Python-Dev] At least one package management tool for 2.7

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 18:53:46 CET 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 7:27 AM, Olemis Lang <olemis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My experience is that only `install_requires` is needed (unless you
>> want to create app bundles AFAICR) , but in practice I've noticed that
>> *some* easy_installable packages are not pip-able (though I had no
>> time to figure out why :-/ )
> Usually this is because Setuptools is poking at objects to do its
> work, while pip tries to work mostly with subprocesses.  Though to
> complicate things a bit, pip makes sure the Setuptools monkeypatches
> to distutils are applied, so that it's always as though the setup.py
> says "from setuptools import setup".  easy_install *also* does this.
> But then easy_install starts calling methods and whatnot, while pip just does:
>  setup.py install --single-version-externally-managed --no-deps
> --record some_tmp_file
> The --no-deps keeps Setuptools from resolving dependencies

Seeking clarification: how can pip recursively install dependencies
*and* keep Setuptools from resolving dependencies?


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