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).


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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