[pypy-dev] PyPy 1.4 released

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Nov 30 12:42:05 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 12:10:19PM +0100, Antonio Cuni wrote:
> On 28/11/10 10:48, Maciej Fijalkowski wrote:
> >> > i got python-magic working , after i installed without easy_install
> >> > (easy_install fail because it tried to install ctypes).
> > great
> well, that's still a bit strange. Why does easy_install try to install ctypes,
> given that it's in the stdlib?

The standard library doesn't have setuptools metadata that would tell
easy_install about ctypes already being available, so easy_install tries
to download and install ctypes if asked to.

Marius Gedminas
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