Trouble upgrading py26-setuptools to latest version

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue Apr 6 06:54:19 PDT 2010

On 2010-4-6 23:33 , Marko Käning wrote:
> Hi,
> since quite a while I have the port "py26-setuptools" registered as outdated.
> Actually its current version is 0.6c11_1, whereas I have 0.6c11_0 on my system.
> When updating it will not be upgraded to the latest version!!!

The revision bump is just so it will show up as outdated, so you'll
upgrade it, whereupon its replacement will be installed.

> Running upgrade with "-d -v" I saw:
> --
> DEBUG: Found port in file:///opt/local/var/macports/sources/
> DEBUG: epoch: in tree: 0 installed: 0
> DEBUG: py26-setuptools 0.6c11_1 exists in the ports tree
> DEBUG: py26-setuptools 0.6c11_0  is the latest installed
> DEBUG: no version of py26-setuptools is active
> DEBUG: Merging existing variants  into variants
> DEBUG: new fully merged portvariants: 
> DEBUG: py26-setuptools is replaced by py26-distribute
> --
> So, I figured it's this replacement by py26-distribute causing the trouble... ???
> Removing py26-setuptools is not easy, since there are lots of dependencies dangling...
> Wonder what the right approach to fix this would be.

There is no problem. Anything that needed setuptools should be happy
with distribute. The flat registry doesn't know this [1] but you should
feel free to overrule it.

- Josh

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