Setuptools doesn’t seem to like subversion 1.5.
To be able to develop Plone products properly I had to do two things:
- Globally install this patched version.
- Make sure buildout uses a patched version of setuptools.
The second task was a bit more labour intensive (albeit just
slightly). First I had to unpin the version of setuptools in the
buildout configuration. However, since there is no egg available on
PyPI at the moment with a fix,
buildout still uses an unpatched version. But I didn’t like the idea
of inserting a find-link in the buildout configuration. The simple
solution was to download an egg which contained a fix and put it in my
eggs directory. (On a sidenote: I use a single egg directory for all
my Plone instances on my development machine. This makes this solution
I’m not completely happy with the current situation, but at least I can continue working. Let’s hope a fixed version of setuptools will be released soon…