Where does setuptools live?

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Mon Jul 6 21:55:03 EDT 2009

On Tue, 07 Jul 2009 02:09:41 +0100, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>
> I wonder how close setuptools is to being forked because of Phil Eby's 
> unwillingness to apply patches and/or clean up the horrible setuptools
> code?

setuptools... as far as I can see isn't actually installed until you
install easyinstall...

Pip (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip) and enstall 
(http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Enstaller/3.1.0) seem to be forks of 
setuptools already...

So it looks like it's already been forked to some degree..

What hasn't happened is enough testing of pypi packages and installing
with setuptools/pip/enstall from pypi.

If the xmlrpc links actually "worked" on pypi...


ie.. that they would allow a developer to download a packages via rpc....

then this whole issue could probably be fixed more easily...

ok - the process isn't perfect... 

but there's room for improvement...


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