Reason 3,287 why I hate setuptools




root@monkey:~/inst/simplejson# python install
The required version of setuptools (>=0.6c6) is not available, and
can't be installed while this script is running. Please install
 a more recent version first.

(Currently using setuptools 0.6c3 


5 responses to “Reason 3,287 why I hate setuptools”

  1. Erik Avatar

    Preach on! I avoid using setuptools as much as possible. As much as I like the idea of using packages to manage version dependencies, I’ve never come across a problem doing Python development where setuptools actually helped.

  2. Jeff Triplett Avatar

    I’ve seen that several times myself (*INSERT YOUR VERSION HERE*) and sucky thing is once you delete the offending package (version rather) it seems to be smart enough to pull the one it needs…. shame it’s not smart enough to do that first without having to delete it.

  3. Styles+For+My+Hair Avatar

    Sweet message.
    I am sure you’ll read my diary..

  4. DAIVIK Avatar


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