In other words, we could maybe fix this for "setup.py install", but not for easy_install. I'm not sure how useful that is, though, since if you have setuptools installed, why download "foo", unpack it, and "setup.py install", when you can just "easy_install foo" in one go?
Oh, perhaps this also explains why you didn't understand the use case for the previous patch. I love easy_install, in some cases we and our users need to execute "setup.py install" instead. There are a few different reasons for this that I would be happy to go over with you, but hopefully as far as patching ez_setup.py, if I can write patches which improve this use case without harming other use cases, you will accept that some people prefer to execute "./setup.py install" and not "easy_install"?
Here is the current README for our decentralized file storage project:
Here is my personal notes on how I like to use setuptools-packaged software under GNU stow: