setuptools: Build system for Python packages¶
setuptools is a collection of enhancements to the Python distutils (for Python 2.6 and up) that allow you to more easily build and distribute Python packages, especially ones that have dependencies on other packages.
PSF or ZPL. i.e Python Software Foundation License or Zope Public License
The following patches are in the patches subdirectory. The patches are applied during the build process.
pkg_resources.py.patch: silence warning about permissions.
easy_install_lock.patch: lock the easy_install.pth file to allow simultaneous installation
Equivalent System Packages¶
$ conda install python:setuptools
macports: install the following packages: python:setuptools opensuse:
$ sudo zypper install python:setuptools
However, these system packages will not be used for building Sage because using Python site-packages is not supported by the Sage distribution; see https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/29023