[PEAK] setuptools dependencies installed from os packages
alex at ank-sia.com
Mon Dec 19 12:11:03 EST 2005
it would be very nice if setuptools could find required modules
installed with os package management system (binary packages on windows,
redhat and debian, ports on *bsd, ebuilds on gentoo...)
perhaps there could be a standard way for setuptools-aware package to
declare it's installed version?
the long story: i am trying to run SQLObject tests. SQLObject test
system verifies dependency requirements. one of the requirements is
"FormEncode>=0.2.2". i have FormEncode-0.4 installed from windows
installer. but SQLObject tests fail with error
now i have two options: remove installed FormEncode and reinstall it
from egg, or hack SQLObject.egg-info and remove requirement for
FormEncode. i don't like the first option because setuptools don't
provide a way (other than manual file removal) to uninstall obsolete
packages, and i don't like the second option because it smells very bad.
... any thoughts?
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