When you try to easy_install zopeskel.dexterity 1.2 with python2.4 (or
use it with zc.buildout) you get this error:
error: Setup script exited with error: can't copy
doesn't exist or not a regular file
An error occurred when trying to install zopeskel.dexterity 1.2. Look
above this message for any errors that were output by easy_install.
Getting distribution for 'zopeskel.dexterity==1.2'.
Error: Couldn't install: zopeskel.dexterity 1.2
The mentioned file is available and there is nothing wrong with it; it
is empty, but that is not a problem.
zopeskel.dexterity is affected by a strange bug in the tarfile module in
python 2.4; if I recall correctly it is something like: if the 100th
character in a path is a slash, the files under that path are ignored.
Yes, very weird.
Two options work in this case:
- Release trunk as version 1.2.1: this leads to a slightly changed
package structure due to the extra two characters '.1'; I can confirm
that creating a virtualenv and doing a bin/easy_install of that tarball
- Better: indeed create a new release from trunk, but force creating a
zip file instead of a tarball by using 'python setup.py sdist
--formats=zip'. Come to think of it: we can force this by adding a
setup.cfg with these contents:
formats = zip
I did that on trunk just now. I also fixed up the history file, which
had some omissions.
Note that zest.releaser always creates a zip file when you use
python2.4, to avoid exactly this problem.
Can someone create a new release? Package Index Owners on PyPI are:
vangheem, kagesenshi, cewing
Maurits van Rees
Web App Programmer at Zest Software: http://zestsoftware.nl
Personal website: http://maurits.vanrees.org/
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