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

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 25 15:05:19 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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.

So who's going to do the commit - Brad or Michiel?


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