Thanks Peter,

I heard support for 2.6 will be dropped, that is why I was investigating using 
2.7 right now.
I will try to stage an update to 16.01 then and see how that works!

>From eggs to wheel, that's one big step in evolution :)  haha

Yves Gagnon

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Cock []
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 10:22 AM
To: Yves Gagnon <>
Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] Python 2.7 six egg fetching issue

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 3:13 PM, Yves Gagnon <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> When I try to run galaxy using python 2.7 I get this error message
> while fetching eggs.  Under python 2.6 I do not have that issue:
> DistributionNotFound: six==1.9.0
> The galaxy release I use is still 15.07.
> Is there any fix for that other than building the egg myself, or maybe
> newer release do not have that issue?
> Thanks in advance!
> Yves Gagnon

Good news & bad news regarding the latest Galaxy releases.

Galaxy v16.01 will not have any egg problems because all the Python 
dependencies are now done using the wheel format, plus a Galaxy modified 
version of pip to handle tracking Linux binary compatibility.

Also Galaxy v16.01 will likely be the final release to support Python 2.6, so 
its good you're already looking at Python 2.7 :)


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