I know that it might be somewhat unprofessional to dump and delete a geps once it has been started, but there were too many things that had been changed to re-do them now!
You can find the new one at:
svn co https://gramps.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gramps/branches/geps/gep-42-Using-Python-DistUtils
I have noticed that in looking at different projects that use setup.py that they have kept them functionality to use autotools and Python DistUtils also! It gives the user the ability to choose for themselves...
Please forgive me and please continue to support this new geps...