[Distutils] How to upgrade distribute with distribute_setup if necessary?

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 22:00:35 CEST 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't install Sphinx in a Python 3.2 directory with distribute
> 0.6.13 installed due to a bug in outdated distribute. Sphinx uses
> distribute_setup.py and if no setuptools installed it fetches new
> version where there is no such problem. The check is the following
> code:
> try:
>     from setuptools import setup, find_packages
> except ImportError:
>     import distribute_setup
>     distribute_setup.use_setuptools()
>     from setuptools import setup, find_packages
> What is the proper way to modify it to make distribute_setup.py
> upgrade distribute if necessary?
> --
> anatoly t.

You should just invoke a recent virtualenv on the environment.

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