[Python-Dev] Package install failures in 2.6.3

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 18:53:31 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> The only question is, given that 2.6.x is supposed to be a bug-fix branch, do we
> want to fix that incompatibility with a widely deployed existing piece of
> software? Whether or not the incompatibility is legitimate (i.e., whether
> setuptools is badly written and relies on implementation details) is beyond the
> point, IMO.

Right. As discussed with Barry, I will work on an internal special
case in Distutils in the 2.6 maint.
branch so it fixes the incompatibility with the Setuptools 0.6c9 release.


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