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Author mdk
Recipients Marcus.Smith, dstufft, eric.araujo, eric.snow, jaraco, lkollar, lukasz.langa, mdk, ncoghlan, pablogsal, paul.moore, pradyunsg, steve.dower
Date 2021-01-12.13:05:23
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Question: Why do we keep setuptools?

According to PEP453:

> Once pip is able to run pip install --upgrade pip without needing setuptools installed first, then the private copy of setuptools will be removed from ensurepip in subsequent CPython releases.

Which looks like to be the fact now:

    $ python3.9 -m venv .venv
    $ source .venv/bin/activate
    $ pip uninstall setuptools
    Successfully uninstalled setuptools-49.2.1
    $ pip install --upgrade pip
    Successfully installed pip-20.3.3
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