[Biopython-dev] setuptools breaking biopython-1.62b installation

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 14 09:44:24 UTC 2013

On Friday, July 26, 2013 Peter wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013  Peter Cock wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 Brad Chapman wrote:
>>> Peter and Michiel;
>>>>> Do we actually need setuptools?
>>>>> Looking at setup.py, it seems that distutils is sufficient for our
>>>>> needs.
>>>>> If so, let's remove the dependency on setuptools.
>>> We used setuptools/distribute to install dependencies, although
>>> practically this doesn't work well since pip doesn't finish NumPy
>>> installation before installing Biopython. So I'm fine with taking it out
>>> if you want to simplify the setup and avoid the extra dependency.
>> Sounds like a plan - but we should all test this change, especially
>> users of PIP, easy_install, virtual env etc.
> So who's going to do the commit - Brad or Michiel?
> Peter

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:09 AM, Michiel de Hoon <mjldehoon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Brad, can you do it?
> Best,
> -Michiel.

I've done it:

This needs some more testing now - particularly with the
non-standard install options like pip, easy_install, etc.


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