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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3699 closed (wontfix)

setup.py develop no longer works

Reported by: moof@… Owned by: adrian
Component: Tools Version: master
Severity: Keywords: install
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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Description

There is a two-step way for installing the development version of an application on windows using setuptools:

  1. Download the svn version of django using the svn client of your choice (svn, tortoisesvn)
  2. Run python setup.py develop on the application. This correctly installs all scripts and links to the files.

Last time I installed django on windows this worked (about 6 months ago). I tried it again today and it doesn't, which means I have to do a bunch of really awkward manoeuvres, some of which are detailed on the install page, to get it to work with my setup. It seems that [3906] took it back to distutils, which I feel is a step backwards for everybody.

Any chance of having, at least, a conditional import of setuptools' own setup?

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mtredinnick

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  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

We took the decision to use the standard distutils method after experiencing quite a few problems with setuptools (including ever-changing download links and the like). It was not worth the maintenance hassle at this point in the development of setuptools.

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