Guido van Rossum writes:
But what platform-specific directory should packages be installed into?
Ah, so then you should never attempt to share site-packages between different Python installations.
Not sure. There are TWO site-packages directories. One under prefix, one under exec_prefix. (Of course, if you're not concerned with exec_prefix, they will be the same one.)
The one under prefix can be shared -- and should not contain shared libraries if it is shared. The one under exec_prefix is not shared.
If you want a directory of common Python code that's used by several different Python binaries, I guess you should hack sitecustomize.py to modify sys.path accordingly. One for GPW's notes on administering a Python installation...
Yes, they will (presumably) have different prefix values, and then by default they won't share anything.
I think this argues for changes in the Distutils -- right now an installation like this is really hard.
Not sure what you mean by "like this."
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)