[Python-Dev] Package install failures in 2.6.3

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Oct 5 16:32:23 CEST 2009

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> Now I am astonished that we are talking about reverting changes in
>> Distutils that were done for bugfixes, for a third party package that
>> does monkey
>> patches on Distutils.
>> If this choice wins here, it means that setuptools and the stdlib are
>> tied together, and that the setuptools package should be integrated to
>> the stdlib *immediatly*.
> We've discussed ways of doing that some years ago and found that
> it was not possible to make ends join.

[just realized that the above could be mistaken for "make ends
 meet" which has a completely different meaning in English than
 the German idiom; what I meant was that no consensus could be

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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