conditional install/distribution

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Thu Sep 11 20:07:30 CEST 2008

i3dmaster schrieb:
> Is there a feature in distutils or easy_install to specify what
> version of python that the target package can be installed? For
> example, if a package has a module that only needed if the python
> version < 2.6, is there a way to specifiy that in or
> easy_install cfg file so that when installing to python >= 2.6, this
> module wouldn't be installed??

you can simply import sys and check sys.version in the setup-script, and 
abort with an error-message if the expectations aren't matched.


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