[Distutils] [buildout] windows/jenkins annoyance

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 20:09:26 CET 2013

On 21/01/2013 09:39, Philippe Ombredanne wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM, Chris Withers<chris at simplistix.co.uk>  wrote:
>> On 19/01/2013 21:16, Jim Fulton wrote:
>>> Another option would be to pin setuptools in your buildout.cfg to avoid the upgrade.
>> Just a note to say that this didn't work:
>> http://jenkins.simplistix.co.uk/job/testfixtures-buildout/PYTHON=2.7,label=windows/167/console
>> The problem is that bootstrap.py *always* dowloads setuptools. I wish it
>> didn't do that if the right version of setuptools was already in the egg cache...
> You could  try to pin the distribute or setuptools version used by
> bootstrap this way:
> python bootstrap.py --version 1.7.0 \
>   --distribute --setup-source=<path to script>/ez_setup.py \<-- saved locally
>   --download-base=<path to download-cache>/dist/<-- with a saved
> locally version of setuptools

Given the only reason I was trying to pin setuptools was to try and 
workaround the windows problem the subject of this message pertains to, 
I don't really want to do all the hacks above.

Just taking the pinned version out worked for me, which is fine since it 
didn't help the windows situation anyway...


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