[Distutils] setup.py install using pip

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 23:36:42 EST 2015

On 4 December 2015 at 17:55, Ronny Pfannschmidt
<opensource at ronnypfannschmidt.de> wrote:
> But it still needs a change in command
> A direct switch to a real pip command comes with a free implementation and zero additional features to maintain in setuptools

The key point here is that opting in to this new behaviour would just
mean setting a new configuration flag in pydistutils.cfg on the system
doing the build/install, or adding a new option to the list of options
passed to the install command. That's a significantly lower barrier to
entry than finding all of the occurrences of "./setup.py install" in
existing packaging and deployment scripts and converting them over to
use "pip install" instead, especially since all the *other* command
line flags would continue to be the setuptools flags rather than the
pip ones.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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