[Distutils] a plea for backward-compatibility / smooth transitions

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 21:28:20 CEST 2013

>> - - Distribute / setuptools merge, e.g. cratering folks who use a
>>   distro-managed 'python-distribute' package.
>> This is the biggest issue. I wasn't involved and it could have been
>> handled better sure.
> what issue are we talking about exactly?
> I'm aware of the "Import setuptools" problem during upgrades from
> distribute to setuptools:  https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/1064
> pip-1.4 does prevent that now (released last week)
> but you specifically mentioned the linux distro name, "python-distribute"?
> I'm guessing maybe you're concerned with the scenario of how upgrading
> some project (that depends on setuptools/distribute) forces an unintended
> upgrade of distribute on a system where distribute is system-managed.
> Is there a link to a tracker issue for that somewhere?

but on 2nd thought, this is not a new problem.  this would always been
happening, just not involving a transition to setuptools.
so I imagine, your concern was just the "Import" error?
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