[Distutils] RE: [Python-Dev] PEP 250 - site-packages on Windows: (Was: [Distu tils] Package DB: strawman PEP)

Moore, Paul Paul.Moore@atosorigin.com
Thu Jul 12 04:34:03 2001

From: M.-A. Lemburg [mailto:mal@lemburg.com]
Tim Peters wrote:
> Umm, what am I missing?  The change to site.py was so simple you could
> committed it yourself quicker than it took to write the above.  I
> it a few minutes ago.  If something else is needed, someone else will have
> to do it (or explain it to me in detail so precise they could do it
> 10x quicker <wink>).

> Cool, but what about the changes needed in distutils to actually
> utilize the new directory and the changes to the Windows installer
> to create the directory at installation time ?

The patch I sent along with the final version of the PEP included the
distutils change (it's only one line, but it's on the PC at home, so I can't
quote it here). I assume that the Python install should ensure that the
site-packages exists (it does at the moment) so I don't see a need for the
wininst installer to check.


PS [After a quick rummage...] I *think* the following patch is what is
needed for distutils: I haven't tested it, though, so it would be better to
check the original version (which I did test...)

--- sysconfig.py.orig	Thu Apr 19 10:24:24 2001
+++ sysconfig.py	Thu Jul 12 09:32:34 2001
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@
     elif os.name == "nt":
         if standard_lib:
-            return os.path.join(PREFIX, "Lib")
+            return os.path.join(PREFIX, "Lib", "site-packages")
             return prefix