[Distutils] buildout 2.2.3: not completely right?

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Fri Oct 31 14:21:49 CET 2014

On 31-10-14 12:38, Reinout van Rees wrote:
> $ python bootstrap.py
> Setting socket time out to 1 seconds.
> Generated script
> '<http://jenkins.3di.lizard.net/job/python-subgrid/ws/bin/buildout'.>
> $ bin/buildout
> Setting socket time out to 1 seconds.
> While:
>    Installing.
>    Loading extensions.
> Error: There is a version conflict.
> We already have: zc.buildout 2.2.3

Ok, I tracked it down:

The short summary: the main problem is line 652:


The working set is queried for just the package name. It grabs whatever 
it can (a system package? a zc.buildout 2.2.3 installed by the 
bootstrap.py) and uses that. It doesn't look at the actual requirement, 
just at the plain package name (req.key).


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