We are still actively working in fixing all the remaining bugs in Distribute (our Setuptools fork).
$ virtualenv --distribute ENV
In zc.buildout, using its bootstrap.py file:
$ python bootstrap.py --distribute
For those who may wonder why they should switch to Distribute over
Setuptools, it's quite simple:
- Distribute 0.6.x is a drop-in replacement for Setuptools - Distribute is actively maintained, and has over 10 commiters - Distribute 0.6.x offers Python 3 support !
And if you still struggle with packaging issues, the place to hang around to get some help is the #distutils IRC channel on Freenode.