easy_install missing in setuptools(ub18.04)

Asked by Noam Davida

Hey Guys,

Any reason why easy_install package is missing from setuptools 39.0.1-2 , which shipped with Ubuntu 18.04?
Why was this taken out??!!


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Nick Jones (yankcrime) said :

The status of this shouldn't be 'answered' as it doesn't actually explain the reason why - the changelog states that it was removed but gives no reason.

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Noam Davida (noamda) said :

I agree with Nick, this is an important package, why it was taken out?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Comment: There is a discussion about the pros and cons of using easy_install at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3220404/why-use-pip-over-easy-install and a posting at https://twitter.com/jperras/statuses/18160589493 "Don't use easy_install, unless you like stabbing yourself in the face. Use pip."

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