[Distutils] Distribute without 2to3

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 14:02:48 CEST 2011


The "option --single-version-externally-managed not recognized" errors
look like they might be a distribute bug.

The syntax errors look like they are syntax errors in the setup.py
files and not distribute bugs.


On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 01:46, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Lennart Regebro <regebro <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> That's a good test. Next step is to try make a buildout with it, and
>> then do the same under 2.6 and 2.4. If that all passes, it's in a good
>> usable state, I would say.
> I haven't had a chance to look at buildout and not sure what recipes need to be
> tried, but just testing installing the projects on PyPI using pythonv, pysetup3
> and this Distribute version has been instructive. I was getting some errors with
> BitBucket's CDN serving up old versions of files, so I tweaked the version
> numbers on the Disrribute download archive (and fixed one or two bugs) and
> re-tested.
> Out of 398 packages on PyPI which have a Python 3 trove classifier, apparently
> 310 were installed without errors. The other 88 had errors, some of which are
> project related (e.g. 14 SyntaxErrors) or have specific version requirements (8
> insist on Python 3.1, for example), and others of which are due to missing
> dependencies or missing README files (7 instances).
> I'm still looking, but I still haven't found any Distribute-related errors. Full
> results on the 88 failures are at https://gist.github.com/1037662 - IMO 310 out
> of 398 is not too shabby for this stage in the proceedings (around 78%).
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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