[issue8357] distutils does not allow installation with --root and --prefix, and give's incorrect error message
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Fri Apr 9 17:52:06 CEST 2010
Tim Kersten <tim.kersten at lincor.com> added the comment:
I fail to see how these are, or at least should be mutually exclusive. Upon reading your reply I would think that if one was to specify both a --prefix and --root that the prefix would be relative to the --root.
i.e. --prefix changes the curront installation scheme as per usual
i.e. --root specifies an alternative "root", but obeys the installation scheme in every other sense. i.e.
(On linux) / => /path/to/alternative/root/
Any chance you could explain this further please? I'm having difficulties understanding why I'm wrong.
versions: +Python 2.5, Python 3.1
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