[Distutils] Distribute: will not build on Python 3 with --install-XXX arguments

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 11:28:56 CET 2013

On 5 March 2013 13:36, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> What I'm doing is checking out distribute, then trying to install it
> into a temporary directory. However, when I do this, I seem to be
> getting the files in python 2 form, *not* having been converted using
> 2to3. The resulting build is therefore broken.
> Can anyone suggest what might be going on here? I've been looking at
> this for hours now, and I'm no nearer to working out what is going on
> :-(

Any thoughts, anyone? Are there any distribute experts around?

At the moment, the only option I can find for getting an "uninstalled"
distribute is setup.py build and then grab the contents of build/lib.
And that's a really ugly hack :-(


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