support using easy_install (especially on windows)

Issue #76 on hold
Takafumi Arakaki created an issue

I run tox -v and pip install was issued instead of easy_install. Checked with tox 1.4.2.

From quickly reading tox/, it looks like VirtualEnv.easy_install is defined but VirtualEnv._install calls VirtualEnv.pip_install unconditionally.

Comments (7)

  1. Holger Krekel repo owner

    there is no easy_install option currently, there should be. (it's not really related to distribute, though).

  2. Holger Krekel repo owner

    distribute and setuptools both provide easy_install. it used to be that virtualenv came with setuptools and you needed to install distribute. This default may have changed, rendering the option uninteresting as distribute will be always used ... in any case virtualenv also comes with pip and it is currentlyalways used by tox. I intend to change that to default to easy_install on windows, but this needs some discussion. And in any case, i think easy_install should be selectable as an installer.

  3. Takafumi Arakaki reporter

    Oops, somehow I was confused about distribute/setuptools and pip/easy_install. Thanks for the explanation.

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