[Distutils] Distutils2 documentation nonworking

Éric Araujo merwok at netwok.org
Tue Mar 27 05:35:10 CEST 2012


Le 26/03/2012 19:36, Rob Healey a écrit :
> I am sorry for being presumptuous to impose myself upon the list
> here, but I am frustrated and needing help before I can continue
I understand your frustration, but I think nonetheless that it’s not the
best attitude one can have when addressing a mailing list where people
volunteer help.  Why apologize for something when you can just avoid
doing the thing?  :)

By the way I hope you have seen the warning that distutils2 is not ready
for use in critical situations yet.

> I have DistUtils2 1.0a4 installed already, but this is my first time
> trying to use it...
The documentation lives at http://docs.python.org/dev/packaging (just
replace packaging with distutils2 in your imports and the rest of the
code is the same).  It is however incomplete, as you’ve found out, and I
am sorry for this.  You’re the second person to report this to the
mailing list in a few days (see

I am working on a huge doc patch, but in the meantime here are the
instructions for getting started:

- write a setup.cfg file following the rules described in the document
- replace every “python setup.py x” you see in the docs with “pysetup run x”
- see ”pysetup --help” and “pysetup run --help”

Hope this helps,


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