Is there a method to find out if a package is to be installed with distutils instead of setuptools?

I can look inside I suppose to see if it's a distutils package. But in the process of familiarizing myself with python package management I have noticed that there seems to be more than one way to do it. So:

How can I check an unzipped packages directory or to see how to build it?

EDIT: When I say 'build' I mean is it going to use distutils or setuptools, or distribute. I am using buildout.

Asked by: Adrian534 | Posted: 06-12-2021

Answer 1

Why do you need to know? What's wrong with just running

/path/to/your/python install


Answered by: Alberta982 | Posted: 07-01-2022

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