[Distutils] issues with namespace packages on Debian Squeeze and Python 2.6

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Wed Mar 23 14:42:10 CET 2011

On 22-03-11 18:57, Carl Meyer wrote:
>> Only: buildout cannot detect the eggs in their non-standard locations as
>> >  buildout obviously doesn't have the ubuntu setuptools' fix...
> This sounds more likely to be caused by not having the site.py changes I
> mentioned above. IIRC buildout 1.5 uses "python -S" to avoid the
> automatic import of site.py, so it would never see the Debian/Ubuntu
> modifications in site.py. As long as buildout uses "-S", I think the
> only fix for that would be for buildout's "detect system-wide eggs"
> feature to add in explicit workaround/support for dist-packages. This is
> what virtualenv does.

Just making sure: you're suggesting a debian-specific workaround in 

Buildout maintainers: would adding such a workaround be OK with you?


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