[Distutils] Confused by setuptools, distribute, disutils and distutils2

Vraj Mohan r.vrajmohan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 15:08:33 CET 2013


I hope this is the right forum for this question. I asked a related
question in python-list but got no response.

I am new to building packages and am using Python 3.2.3.

If I need to build a package that depends on other packages installed
in PyPI, what should I use?

If I follow http://packages.python.org/distribute/setuptools.html#developer-s-guide,
it says install setuptools first. If I read the Hitchhiker's guide
(http://guide.python-distribute.org/installation.html), it says that
"Distribute was created because the Setuptools package is no longer

Please let me know if there is a single document that I should follow.
As I am working on Python 3.2.3, I am not interested in historical
Python2 information. Also, if life is better with Python 3.3, as
promised in the Hitchhiker's guide, please let me know and I'll move
to it.

Vraj Mohan

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