[reportlab-users] easy_install reportlab
marius at gedmin.as
Fri Dec 11 11:28:31 EST 2009
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 03:22:04PM +0000, Andy Robinson wrote:
> 2009/12/10 Marius Gedminas <marius at gedmin.as>:
> > You may want to skip setuptools and try Distribute -- it's a setuptools
> > fork, with additional bug fixes and Python 3 support, which seems to be
> > gearing up to replace setuptools. It's backwards-compatible with
> > setuptools, and it's more actively maintained.
> Aaarrrggghhhhh! There's now THREE ways to do it.
> My "manager's answer" is that nothing will change for our 2.4 release.
> If Guido blesses Distribute in the future or something goes into
> Python 3, then we might reconsider. We use plain old distutils, but
> try to play nicely with easy_install.
I'd be very happy to see a "Busy maintainer's guide to Python Packaging"
that ignores the 75% of confusing and needless setuptools features and
focuses on the distilled wisdom once things settle down.
> > * binary eggs are good for Win32 systems, since people usually don't
> > have a C compiler
> I am not sure if this relates to us at all. We have never
> deliberately 'made an egg' of any kind since we do not use setuptools.
> Apparently files ending in .egg get created these days when you run
> certain installation tools, but not by us!
Fair enough. My only point was that you *shouldn't* start doing things
like 'setup.py bdist_egg upload'. Looks like there's no risk of that ;)
> >> So, we're just going to tell people clearly in our manuals and
> >> download pages to install PIL. If we feel really brave we might
> >> suggest a change to the effbot to get around this.
> > That would be great!
> Which of my two statements do you refer to? ;-)
The one immediately preceding my statement: i.e. talking to effbot. The
world needs a clearly defined PIL that can be installed automatically
through dependencies declared in setup.py, without confusion about what
you'll get and how to import it.
if (DefRel.empty() == false)
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