[Distutils] How setuptools reads requirements

Kura kura at kura.io
Tue Nov 19 19:56:07 CET 2013

Hey guys

I'm trying to dig in to how setuptools/distutils reads the [install_]requires keyword and how requirements.txt is handled.

I've tried running setup.py --requires but get an empty response back, this also fails when using >=x.x,<=x.y and causes a Python stack trace.

Was wondering if someone on here could shed some light on the topic for me.

It's for a Python dependency management/monitoring system I am writing so hopefully would benefit the overall community.


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