i am using the distutils that comes with the python2.0 release. on irix there seems to be a problem with variable name expansion. all the installations go to funky directories like this...
this makes it kind of difficult, because i then have to go back and cp -r these mean paths to where the install should have gone.
btw, my python is installed to /usr/local, so these paths should be expanding to something like
has this been fixed? can it be fixed soon? thanks
Pete J Shinners: |i am using the distutils that comes with the python2.0 release. |on irix there seems to be a problem with variable name expansion. |all the installations go to funky directories like this... | |$platbase/lib/python$py_version_short/site-packages |$base/include/python$py_version_short/$dist_name ... |btw, my python is installed to /usr/local, so these paths should |be expanding to something like ... |has this been fixed? can it be fixed soon?
I'm running Python 2.0 distutils on IRIX with no problems. Distutils builds install to the correct directory (the one I installed Python to). I'm one satisfied customer. Note that I built with --prefix and --exec-prefix, but that's probably not relevent.
Do a "which python" (or "whence python" for sh/ksh/bash). Are you sure you're running "python setup.py install" using the python binary you think you are?
Also, run that python and try:
Python 2.0 (#2, Nov 1 2000, 12:06:44) [C] on irix646-n32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
import sys print sys.prefix
You probably should read: http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/doc/inst.pdf and check out the --home and --prefix options. Also read up on config files. Sounds like they might be useful to you.