bootstrap.py fails if buildout already installed in Python environment

Bug #869342 reported by Stephen A. Goss
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Bug Description

If zc.buildout is already installed (say it was pip installed) in Python environment, the bootstrap.py script fails without reasonable explanation:

    $ python bootstrap.py
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "bootstrap.py", line 255, in <module>
        import zc.buildout.buildout
    ImportError: No module named zc.buildout.buildout

This is confusing because you can see that zc.buildout.buildout is available.

    $ python
    Python 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Jun 25 2011, 08:36:25)
    [GCC 4.4.4 20100726 (Red Hat 4.4.4-13)] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> import zc.buildout.buildout
    >>>

It turns out that if zc.buildout is already available, bootstrap.py does not need to be run, but that is less than obvious to someone who is not intimately familiar with buildout.

tags: added: mailman3
Barry Warsaw (barry)
Changed in mailman:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

We're not using zc.buildout any more.

Changed in mailman:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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