[reportlab-users] easy_install reportlab

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Fri Dec 11 13:24:27 EST 2009

Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> 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.

Or, better yet, just skip setuptools and Distribute, and just use distutils,
the thing that actually comes with all Python distros.

> 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.

Sounds like a plan.


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