[Python-Dev] updating ensurepip to include wheel

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Aug 16 16:40:01 CEST 2015

On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 02:17:09PM +0100, Paul Moore wrote:

> Sorry I'm late to this, but I would very much like to see wheel
> installed with ensurepip on at least Windows.

I seem to be missing something critical to this entire discussion.

As I understand it, ensurepip is *only* intended to bootstrap pip 
itself. So the idea is, you install Python, including ensurepip, use 
that to install the latest pip *including wheel*, and Bob's your uncle.

At worst, you install pip, then install wheel.

So what is the benefit of including wheel with ensurepip?


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