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Re: skip checking py27-setuptools in pkg_rr?

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 04:08:59PM +0000, Benny Siegert wrote:
> I assume you are not interested in setuptools for Python 2.7 in itself, but
> rather it is a (build) dependency of some other package that you want to
> use. So if you remove it and then rolling-replace the stuff that depends on
> it, you will end up with a working setup. At worst, one of the other
> packages will install the old setuptools version as part of its build
> process.

py*-setuptools is a runtime dependency for a lot of packages.

I have never investigated why. Does anyone know a good reason why that
would be the case?

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