[Python-Dev] Package install failures in 2.6.3

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Oct 5 16:32:13 CEST 2009

On Oct 5, 2009, at 10:17 AM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

>> If setuptools can be made to work with Python 2.6.3 /and/ earlier  
>> versions
>> of Python 2.6.x, then it should be patched and an update released.   
>> If not,
>> then perhaps we should revert the change in a quick Python 2.6.4.
> It's technically possible to fix Setuptools. We did this fix on  
> Distribute, and
> the patch is 2 lines long.

My question was less about the political aspects than the technical  
aspects.  I gather you're saying that the fix to setuptools will make  
it work in 2.6.3 without inadvertently breaking it for 2.6.2, 2.6.1,  
and 2.6.0, right?  Have you tried the fix in those older versions to  
be sure?

If, as I hope, the answer to that is "yes", then I strongly support  
releasing a fixed setuptools instead of reverting the change to Python.


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