[Distutils] namespace_package

KP patter001 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 18:59:31 EST 2015

I'm not sure where the issue is, but when I specify a namespace_package in
the setup.py file, I can indeed have multiple packages with the same base
(foo.bar, foo.blah, etc...). The files all install in to the same
directory. It drops  the foo/__init__.py that would be doing the
extend_path, and instead adds a ".pth" file that is a bit over my head.

The problem is that it does not seem to traverse the entire sys.path to
find multiple foo packages.

If I do not specify namespace_packages and instead just use the
pkgutil.extend_path, then this seems to allow the packages to be in
multiple places in the sys.path.

Is there something additional for the namespace_package that i need to
specify in order for all of the sys.path to be checked?

I'm using 18.5 setuptools....but I am not sure if this somehow ties in to
wheel/pip, since I'm using that for the actual install.
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