svn upbefore learning about this change.
Upgrading system-installed Python packages without doing harm can be a challenge, so in this post we'll provide simple instructions for users who:
- have a system-installed version of Zope Interface
- are on a Unix-y platform, like Linux, BSD, or OS X (if you're on Windows, just upgrade to the latest on your system installation)
- are not using a tool like
virtualenvor Combinator to manage Zope Interface (if you are, you should already know what to do!)
- don't want to upgrade anything system-wide, so as to avoid disturbing other users or software on their system
easy_installalready available in their environment. (While Pip is generally better, it is pre-installed less often, and Pip doesn't seem to deal as well as easy_install with the case of parallel installation of user and system installed dependencies; it assumes you are using virtualenv for that. Update: as of the most recent release, pip deals just fine with parallel user/system installation; so, if you've got pip installed, "
pip install zope.interface==4.0.2" – possibly with a --user option if that's appropriate to your environment – will work just fine. Thanks, Pip maintainers!)
This set of attributes describes many Linux and OS X developers who are likely to encounter this version skew issue, so off we go.
Since easy_install can't be coerced to do the right thing by command-line options, you'll need to give it a configuration file that it can read. The easiest way to do this is to create a temporary directory, cd into it, and create a file called setup.cfg. For Linux and BSD, setup.cfg looks like this:
For OS X, the file looks like this:[install] prefix=~/.local
Once you've created that file, just easy_install --upgrade zope.interface from that directory and you should be ready to start developing with Twisted again! All the older versions of Twisted that I've tried still work with the newest Zope Interface so this shouldn't disturb your ability to test your code against older versions of Twisted as well, if you're managing it with something like Combinator or virtualenv.[install] prefix=~/.local install_lib=~/Library/Python/$py_version_short/lib/python/site-packages
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