On 05/07/2018 04:19 AM, Ben Finney wrote: > Scott Talbert <s...@techie.net> writes: > >> About a month ago, Matthias removed easy_install from setuptools. I >> have sent him a few mails and bugs asking about it, but I haven't >> heard anything back. Anyone know why he did it? I have a package >> that currently FTBFS because of it. :( > > Why does a source package *build* need to use ‘easy_install’? The source > package should not need any network access to build, all the source > should be in Debian source packages that are fetched before the build > begins. > > Which package is the one that's failing to build now?
I agree with the above. Never the less, I don't see why we wouldn't ship easy_install anymore, it's still useful (outside of packaging). Cheers, Thomas Goirand (zigo)