[Distutils] PEP 517: Bootstrapping setuptools

Jim Fulton jim at jimfulton.info
Tue Aug 22 11:02:45 EDT 2017

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Isn't this a special case of needing . on sys.path when building a
> package? Then the same version of setuptools that is being packaged builds
> itself.
No. The issue for us it wasn't setuptools itself, but it's dependencies and
those dependencies conflicted with dependencies of of packages we were
installing *and* those packages importing these dependences (indirectly) in
their setup scripts.  Setup scripts that import the thing they're about to
install, generally to get the version :(, is something I'd love to see go


Jim Fulton
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