[Distutils] Distribute error? datetimewidget.pot: File name too long

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Sep 24 21:22:19 CEST 2010

At 05:53 PM 9/24/2010 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Jon Hadley <me at jon-hadley.com> wrote:
> >> What precise package should I download from PyPI to try
> >> myself on a fresh Distribute install ?
> >
> > http://pypi.python.org/pypi/fez.atcsv/0.2
>I found the bug: every time a dependency is to be installed it's
>recursively uncompressed in the previous tmp directory. So after a
>while, you get dead long paths and get your bug.
>Working on a fix tonite.

The real WTF here is that the same package is being repeatedly 
downloaded and installed as its own dependency repeatedly -- it's 
unlikely that fixing the temp directory processing will fix *that* 
problem, unless by some chance that accidentally makes the package 
recognize itself.

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