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Re: lang/python/ should not make py-setuptools an installation dependency

On Fri, Jan 01, 2010 at 02:14:26PM -0500, Oliver Gould wrote:
> I've been poking around lang/python/*.mk, and I noticed that
> contains:
> > DEPENDS+=   ${PYPKGPREFIX}-setuptools>=0.6c9:../../devel/py-setuptools
> I believe that this should be BUILD_DEPENDS rather than DEPENDS.

I disagree.

> Setuptools is a development library typically included from the package's
> script used during package-build; as such, it should not be
> required on a production system.
> Is there any reason that setuptools is needed at/after install-time?

It is required to manage the registration of eggs. A bunch of third
party projects actually depend on the ability to query for eggs,
removing this break such modules.


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