[tahoe-dev] startup error after upgrade

Zooko O'Whielacronx zookog at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 13:55:17 UTC 2013

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM, Daira Hopwood (formerly David-Sarah)
<david-sarah at jacaranda.org> wrote:
> This is ticket #1258. It's a design flaw in setuptools and/or the
> Python import mechanism; the cause is explained at
> <https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1246#comment:6> and
> subsequent comments. Unfortunately it's rather difficult to fix, even
> knowing the cause.

Tiny nitpick: this particular problem one isn't a design flaw of
setuptools per se, but of the standard Python packaging system (its
import mechanism and the standard distutils module). Setuptools wraps
the standard Python packaging system, and adds its own design flaws,
and as a consequence setuptools tends to get blamed for all of the
resulting problems, even though it is inheriting many of them from the
standard packaging system.



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