[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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