[Distutils] --home on non-POSIX platforms
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Fri Jun 25 12:34:32 EDT 2004
Some time in the distant past, it was decided that "install --home" would only
be supported on platforms for which os.name == "posix". I think that
decision should be re-visited.
If a user specifies "--home <some-path>" on the setup.py command line, is
there ever a reason to tell them they don't want the software to the
installed in that way? Enabling --home for all platforms looks trivial from
a quick review of distutils.command.install.
Are there any objections to enabling this for all platforms in Python 2.4?
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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