Please don't use "setuptools", the "rotten .egg" install system.

Raffaele Ricciardi rfflrccrd at
Fri Jan 20 19:50:24 EST 2012

In order to build and run Mercurial on Linux, I needed Python with 

I've just installed Python from source and later setuptools. As a 
non-Pythonista, my impression has been that the procedure of installing 
setuptools and then using them is quite straightforward, but it's not 
advertised enough to newcomers.

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