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Title: ./configure --help describes what --with-ensurepip does poorly
Type: Stage:
Components: Build Versions: Python 3.10
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: ngie, tucked
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2021-03-10 19:24 by ngie, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin.

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msg388456 - (view) Author: Enji Cooper (ngie) * Date: 2021-03-10 19:24
Many users are used to --without-* flags in autoconf disabling features (and optionally not installing them). --without-ensurepip (at face value to me) suggests it shouldn't be built/installed.

This comment in by dstufft implies otherwise. From :

> I don't see any reason not to install ensurepip in this situation. That flag controls whether or not ``python -m ensurepip`` will be executed during the install, but ensurepip itself will still be installed. It is not an optional module

This isn't what "./configure --help" implies though:

$ git log --oneline -n 1
87f649a409 (HEAD -> master, upstream/master, origin/master, origin/logging-config-dictconfig-support-more-sysloghandler-options, origin/HEAD, logging-config-dictconfig-support-more-sysloghandler-options) bpo-43311: Create GIL autoTSSkey ealier (GH-24819)
$ ./configure --help


                          "install" or "upgrade" using bundled pip (default is

The wording should be clarified to note what the flag actually does instead of causing [valid] confusion to end-users which might make them think that the ensurepip module shouldn't be installed if --without-ensurepip is specified.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:42adminsetgithub: 87631
2021-03-10 19:29:47tuckedsetnosy: + tucked
2021-03-10 19:24:39ngiecreate