[egenix-users] Pip + virtualenv problem installing egenix-mx-base

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu May 12 12:35:23 CEST 2011

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Leonardo Santagada wrote:
>> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:04 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>>> Leonardo Santagada wrote:
>>>> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>>>>> It doesn't use setuptools, that's correct.
>>>> Any idea if you are going to use setuptools one day, or just skip to
>>>> distutils2/packaging? Would a patch be accepted?
>>> We will likely never use setuptools to build our eggs (our bdist_egg
>>> implementation in mxSetup.py works with pure distutils) ...
>>>> ps: Pip only works with source+setuptools and disutils2 will not have
>>>> eggs, only source+setuptools or setup.cfg will be suported then.
>>> ... but switching to such a limited system isn't an option either :-)
>> why not support it? I don't know how mxSetup.py works, but there
>> should be a way to support setuptools or at least
>> --single-version-externally-managed
> Well, let's put it this way: why doesn't pip support standard
> distutils packages that do not use setuptools ?
> It would not be a problem to add the above option as dummy
> to distutils in mxSetup.py, but that would only solve the problem
> for our packages, not the many other plain distutils packages
> on PyPI.

FYI: We'll add support for pip in egenix-mx-base in the next release
which will be 3.2.0.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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