[Distutils] Trouble installing Myghty with --prefix
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Dec 1 01:03:53 CET 2005
At 05:49 PM 11/30/2005 -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>Then, after removing all the previously installed .egg directories and the
>build directory in my Myghty source tree, I tried
> python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local/mojam
>again. Same result.
Argh. Sorry, I just realized I was ignoring the part where you are using
"setup.py install" rather than easy_install. "setup.py install" doesn't
honor easy_install's options, because it's assumed that only people who
don't have/use easy_install will run "setup.py install". So, it's sort of
a chicken and egg thing here, as I had you edit options that somebody using
"setup.py install" wouldn't ordinarily be working with. This is arguably a
bug in setuptools, so I'll work on fixing it.
In the meantime, you should be able to just do:
python setup.py easy_install .
in order to do the installation, whether you use distutils.cfg or
Again, sorry about that, it's a problem with the setuptools "install"
command, which is just a wrapper around easy_install, but apparently isn't
loading its config file settings. I'll fix that as soon as I can.
I should probably also be recommending that authors using setuptools
recommend that their users refer to the EasyInstall documentation if they
are installing to custom locations.
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