I'm running on a server where I don't have root access. I've installed my own Python into ~/py-2.5.1 (with a ~/py symlink), and created my own ~/pylib directory for installing any extra packages I need.
I'd like to start using Easy Install / setuptools to manage package installation, and have read the "Custom Installation Locations" --> "
Ok, I see. If you've got your own local Python installed that you can
write to, and that python is the first on your $PATH, everything just
works with no extra options and things just get installed into your
lib/python2.n/site-packages dir. Don't need a ~/pylib
for an all-local setup like this.