Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 266761
python-setuptools installs site.py, conflict?
Last modified: 2008-05-07 18:53:34 EDT
Description of problem:
On x86_64, python-setuptools installs:
Doesn't this conflict with:
rpm -qf /usr/lib64/python2.5/site.py
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I believe this is by design although this:
says that site.py moved to site-patch.py. Hmm...
Okay. It looks like what happens is that setuptools includes site.py as
site-patch.py. It then proceeds to install site.py for any package which
installs an egg. This includes setuptools itself; thus the site.py installation.
setuptools needs to install this site.py file because it relies on using .pth
files to add eggs into the path before site-packages (python's site.py only
allows appending to the path.)
Neal, does the setuptools site.py actually break anything?
Closing bug as this is by design. If it causes problemswe can revisit.