Re: Unable to build Python38 ports like devel/py38-pycparser and even py38-setuptools

From: Christian Weisgerber <>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:14:27 UTC

> I guess the "fix" is to install one or more from within the ports tree and
> not using portmaster

No.  py-packaging still has a BUILD_DEPENDS on py-setuptools, so the
ports build will recurse there.  Any py-setuptools still dies with the
same error.

The crucial fix was to also deinstall py-setuptools_scm.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber