Am 29.01.2018 um 10:31 schrieb Michael Brunnbauer <>:
> hi
> I used to install with
> ./bin/easy_install --index-url= 
> Zope2
> but I remember a conversation here that this is deprecated and support will
> be dropped at any time. No idea wether that time has arrived but the 2.13.27
> directory is not populated yet.

You are right. The index only works with easy_install and I did not create it, 
as it does not seem to be needed any more.

> So the correct method to install with virtualenv is the one described here?

Yes, I just updated it to render the new version numbers.

> ./bin/pip install \
> --no-binary zc.recipe.egg \
> -r
> pip says "no such option: --no-binary" but I am still using
> distribute-0.6.45 and virtualenv-1.9.1 (the virtualenv pip seems to be 1.3.1
> shipped with virtualenv).

These versions are really old. You could try to omit `--no-binary 
zc.recipe.egg` from the command line shown above and see if this is successful. 
(`--no-binary zc.recipe.egg` is needed because otherwise modern pip versions 
think that zc.recipe.egg is an egg and not the name of a package. I don’t know 
what older pip versions without support for wheels do in this case.)

> I have many options now and not a clue which one
> will work and what would break then:
> -Update virtualenv

This would be the first step I’d suggest: update the used virtualenv package 
and create a new virtualenv to install Zope there.

> -Update distribute and virtualenv

Distribute is dead nowadays all its changes have been merged back into 
setuptools. It is no longer needed/suggested to use distribute.

> -Install pip

When you create a virtualenv with a current version of the package it 
automatically installs a recent version of pip.

> -Switch to setuptools (probably the recommended way which would break most
> things? :-))

I don’t understand what you want to switch to setuptools.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Michael Howitz

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