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

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 24 10:02:24 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Brad Chapman <chapmanb at 50mail.com> 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.

It is major enough to warrant a second beta?


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