[Distutils] pip install --upgrade bug on python3.x

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Mon Jan 7 16:49:51 CET 2013

Hi folks,

I recognized a glitch with pip when using the --upgrade option.
 From the traceback:

       File "./setuptools/dist.py", line 103
         except ValueError, e:
     SyntaxError: invalid syntax

This seems to happen only if --upgrade is used, regardless whether
a module was installed before or not.
It is easy to circumvent by first uninstalling and then avoiding the option.

Should I file an issue? Where? Or submit a patch?

cheers - Chris

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