Author terry.reedy
Recipients docs@python, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, martin.panter, python-dev, terry.reedy, vstinner, zach.ware
Date 2016-08-25.19:34:25
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Thank you, that worked -- and should have been documented in the help output.  All the sphinx dependencies were inequalities, and rebuilding worked.

The devguide only says "You are expected to have installed a recent version of Sphinx on your system or in a virtualenv,".  Could we add

"We currently recommend 'python -m pip install sphinx==1.3.6' as the easiest way to install and the best version for most people to install.  See for why."

(I am assuming that pip works on all systems, not just Windows.)  The sentence finishes with "so that the Makefile can find the sphinx-build command."  On Windows. this is most easily done by installing Sphinx with a Python version that was added to PATH when installed.
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