[Distutils] Patch for new install options

Harry Henry Gebel hgebel@inet.net
Thu, 27 Apr 2000 00:39:35 -0400

On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 10:00:20PM -0400, Greg Ward wrote:
> On 26 April 2000, I said:
> >     ./setup.py install --root=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT
> OK, I've added this option to the install command.  Works for me, but it 
> will blow up on Windows and Mac OS because I'm not sure of the right way 
> to forcibly set a new root directory on a path that might already be
> absolute.  Probably just because my brain is running at a low ebb
> tonight.  Anyways, take a look in distutils/util.py at 'change_root()'
> in the latest CVS if you can help me.

This is basically why --package-prefix didn't support Mac and Windows,
because don't know much about Windows path conventions, or anything about
Mac, so I thought it would be better to let someone who was familiar with
those platforms fill it in.

Harry Henry Gebel, Senior Developer, Landon House SBS
West Dover Hundred, Delaware
PyNcurses ncurses binding for Python: http://pyncurses.sourceforge.ne