[Distutils] pip on windows: life without eggs ok?

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 06:17:05 CEST 2012


On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Chris Lambacher <chris at kateandchris.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> If I were telling a new Windows Python user what to do to get started, I
> would tell them to use easy_install because easy_install will pick up both
> installers and binary eggs and do the right thing with those and
> virtualenvs.
> pip on Windows is a decent into misery.

Seconded; our scientific packages use numpy (C) and scipy (C, C++
Fortran, big) and have C and sometimes Fortran extensions, so pip is
more or less useless for windows, and a real PITA for anything else.



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