GvR> Or a micro-release should clear out the system-packages GvR> directory.
The only reason I'd rather not do that is so that if a package still needs an update for the new Python micro release, a sysadmin could at least copy the package over from one version to the next.
Ok, then, let's call the dir "site-upgrades-<pyversion>" with <pyversion> being major.minor.patchlevel.
It seems that only site.py needs to be changed. Hmm, but what happens if someone invokes Python with -S (don't load site.py) ?
They deserve what they get; they'll have to do their own sys.path manipulation.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)