Set up virtualenv (and ditch buildout?)

Bug #585512 reported by Barry Warsaw
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GNU Mailman
Status tracked in 3.0
Barry Warsaw

Bug Description

Mailman 3 development needs more isolation from system Python. Two recent reports are semi-related:

* On Ubuntu systems that have been upgraded from Karmic to Lucid, there is a bug in python-setuptools that causes buildout to fail with cryptic error messages. See bug 576434 and bug 585188 for related failures (though not in Mailman).

* Strange import conflicts with system installed Mailman that are hard to debug. This is related to mailman.testing.i18n giving TypeErrors on incorrect number of arguments when initializing flufl.i18n.

I think the fix is to make sure the build works with virtualenv. Then we have to decide whether it's still worth keeping the buildout infrastructure for testing purposes.

Barry Warsaw (barry)
Changed in mailman:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Barry Warsaw (barry)
milestone: none → 3.0.0a6
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

Newer versions of buildout provide better isolation from the system Python, so for now, this bug is unnecessary to fix.

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