[Distutils] Installing the dependencies in the develop egg setup.py

L. Guruprasad lgp171188 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 11:50:08 CEST 2011

Hi all,

I am having a develop egg in my buildout setup and its setup.py 
specifies a dependency in the install_requires field.

When bin/buildout command is run, the dependencies are not installed. 
But when I mention the dependency in the buildout.cfg file, it does gets 
installed and becomes available to the environment. Alternatively, 
running bin/buildout setup <path to setup.py> file installs the 
dependency correctly and it works. What could be the issue here?

Here is my buildout.cfg
extensions = mr.developer
auto-checkout = <project name>
develop = src/wsb
eggs = <project name>
parts = django

<project name> = hg <repository URL>

projectegg = <project name>
extra-paths = src/
settings = settings


and the setup.py in the project
#! /usr/bin/env python

from distutils.core import setup

setup(name='project name',
       version='version number',
       description='description text',
       author_email='lgp171188 at gmail.com',
       url='project URL',


Thanks in advance.

Thanks & Regards,

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