[Distutils] Buildout 1.6.0

Matthew Churcher matthew.churcher at realvnc.com
Fri Aug 17 13:08:25 CEST 2012

Hi all,

We are experiencing difficulties here on multiple windows machines with buildout 1.6.0 that we did not have with buildout 1.5.2. This is with multiple windows and python versions. Linux machines are not affected.

When calling bin\buildout.exe the following error occurs:

An internal error occurred due to a bug in either zc.buildout or in a
recipe being used:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "c:\svn\remoteaccess\eggs\zc.buildout-1.6.0-py2.7.egg\zc\buildout\buildout.py", line 1848, in main
    getattr(buildout, command)(args)
  File "c:\svn\remoteaccess\eggs\zc.buildout-1.6.0-py2.7.egg\zc\buildout\buildout.py", line 480, in install
    installed_develop_eggs = self._develop()
  File "c:\svn\remoteaccess\eggs\zc.buildout-1.6.0-py2.7.egg\zc\buildout\buildout.py", line 720, in _develop
    zc.buildout.easy_install.develop(setup, dest)
  File "c:\svn\remoteaccess\eggs\zc.buildout-1.6.0-py2.7.egg\zc\buildout\easy_install.py", line 1186, in develop
    subprocess.check_call([_safe_arg(executable)] + args)
  File "c:\Python27\lib\subprocess.py", line 499, in check_call
    retcode = call(*popenargs, **kwargs)
  File "c:\Python27\lib\subprocess.py", line 486, in call
    return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
  File "c:\Python27\lib\subprocess.py", line 672, in __init__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "c:\Python27\lib\subprocess.py", line 882, in _execute_child
WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified

We are currently working around this by pinning bootstrap.py to version 1.5.2. 'python bootstrap.py -v "1.5.2"'.

I can't find any references to this issue online, so was wondering if it had reported and if you are aware of the issue?

Thanks in advanced,

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