[IPython-dev] Issue with upgrading from 0.6.15 to 0.7.0 via easy_install
travis_caldwell2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 12 03:28:03 EST 2006
> I added egg construction as part of 0.7.0 mostly to satisfy
> user requests, but
> I have to admit that my experiences with the system haven't
> been the best, so
> a) I don't really know how to help here b) I'm not terribly
> interested in
> learning any more about eggs. I find the system unpleasant to
> use and to
> cause (in IPython's case, I know there are contexts where it's
> more problems than it solves. If providing ipython in egg
> format continues to
> create hassles to users (and to myself) I may just discontinue
> the practice.
> So far eggs have cost me quite a few hours, with no
> discernible benefit (kind
> of like win32, but that's a monopoly I can't really fight ;-)
While not too familiar with the details of eggs, I really like the
capabilities that eggs and easy_install provide.
Eventually, being able to 'easy_install ipython' and have everything
just work would be great.
I think that ipthon would be a great shell for a number of other
projects and if easy_install could automatically grab ipython as a
dependancy it would lower the barrier for this use model.
I'd hate to be the last straw that caused egg support to be
> Neither of these functions take the same kind of argument that
> pkg_resources.run_script() takes, so it's not surprising that
> what you wrote
> doesn't work.
Sorry about that. I'm not too familiar with setup tools and I saw:
Return the specified resource as a string. The resource is read
in binary fashion, such that the returned string contains exactly the
bytes that are stored in the resource.
In the API doc and thought I could call it with a requirement string.
> It's a bit difficult to diagnose without seeing your filesystem.
> Where are both
> of the ipython eggs? Are they both in
> /home/travisc/lib/python2.4/site-packages/? Is that a local
> site-packages for a
> system Python executable, or is your Python executable
> ~/bin/python2.4, too?
Yes, both eggs are in /home/travisc/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
This is a local install of python in ~/bin/python2.4
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