[openstack-dev] [pbr] support for 'python setup.py install'

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Sat Apr 25 19:21:33 UTC 2015

I realised it was worse than that - see the review.

On 26 April 2015 at 07:11, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> On 26 April 2015 at 01:49, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
>> On 2015-04-25 12:12:15 +1200 (+1200), Robert Collins wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I'd like to make that a little more official:
>>>  - put it in our docs
>>>  - stop testing python setup.py install.
>> [...]
>> And emit a clear error message? (Even if that just means updating the
>> setup.py boilerplate in the cookiecutter repo and encouraging
>> projects to adopt the function.)
> No. Sadly python setup.py install *with deps already present* is
> something that many install tools - e.g. buildout is a not-uncommon
> one - other than pip use (and as mentioned later in this thread, pip
> itself uses setup.py install when the wheel dep is not present).
> Testing that it works with no deps installed is testing easy_install,
> which we don't care about.
> Forcing it not to work doesn't buy us anything except knowing that our
> tooling will blow up hard if easy_install is ever triggered.
> I guess if we take a truely minimal view on this it might be ok. I'll
> update my review of the patch with that.
> -Rob
> --
> Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
> Distinguished Technologist
> HP Converged Cloud

Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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