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
Phillip J. Eby (distutils-sig@python org)
# Set this bound until :trac:`34209` adds support for PEP660 editable builds setuptools >=49.6.0,<64.0.0
Equivalent System Packages#
$ conda install "setuptools<64"
macports: install the following packages: py-setuptools
$ sudo zypper install python3-setuptools
$ sudo xbps-install python3-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 trac ticket #29023