[Distutils] Buildout 2 and system packages

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sat Feb 23 15:54:44 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Lele Gaifax <lele at metapensiero.it> wrote:
> Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> writes:
>> The problem is that site-packages doesn't have a predictable
>> location, as demonstrated by the example given in this thread.  On
>> some systems, there are multiple directories containing custom
>> modules.
> Sorry to insist (being dumb :), but couldn't buildout, that should know
> the list of explicitly requested distributions, sort the paths giving
> precedence to them?

It *could* sort them by the order it encountered them when it was
computing the working set, however, if one of the requirements it
finds is in a system directory, and it happens to come early, the
system directory can have other distributions that shadow
distributions found by buildout.


Jim Fulton
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