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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 23:27:32 CET 2010

On 2010-03-24 17:19 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> BTW, That makes me wonder how hard it would be to make it use a plain
> "python setup.py install" call
> instead, to remove the easy_install dependency ?  Since it could
> simply loop into each dependency

Some packages use setuptools and some don't. Since setuptools changes the 
behavior of the install command to install .eggs, those packages need extra 
flags to use pip's preferred flat installs. Using easy_install (with the right 
flags) yields consistent behavior for all packages.

Robert Kern

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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