[Distutils] 2to3 and version numbers with distribute
amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Wed Feb 8 22:05:02 CET 2012
I'm trying to use 2to3 in setup.py for the first time. I have
distribute installed, so it sounds like I should be able to just add
"use_2to3=True" to my call to setup, and things should just work.
Unfortunately, the setup.py is currently importing the package in order
to determine the version number. Specifically, setup.py has:
from xyz import version
setup(name='xyz', version=version.VERSION, ...)
If I run "python3 setup.py build", this fails because the "from xyz
import version" causes lots of python3-incompatible code to get called.
It seems like there's probably an easy way around this that I'm missing.
In theory, I could specify the version number in two different places
and hope that they would stay synced, but I'm not smart enough to pull
that off. :) Is there anything else I should try? Thanks.
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