[Distutils] Trouble installing Myghty with --prefix

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Dec 1 03:10:19 CET 2005

At 07:39 PM 11/30/2005 -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     >> python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local/mojam
>     >>
>     >> again.  Same result.
>     ...
>     pje> In the meantime, you should be able to just do:
>     pje>      python setup.py easy_install .
>     pje> in order to do the installation, whether you use distutils.cfg or
>     pje> ~/.pydistutils.cfg.
>That seems to have worked.  I can now "import myghty".  Much thanks for your
>patient help.

And thanks for your bug report.  The SVN version of setuptools now fixes 
this problem, so that "setup.py install" honors any configuration file 
settings for the "easy_install" command.

I'll also be refactoring the "non-root installation" docs to be a more 
general section on "Customizing Installation Locations", with a sub-heading 
on non-root installations, and add in more stuff about the site hack, .pth 
transitivity, etc.  I kind of hate to make the docs more complex, but oh 
well.  I'll also be adding a "What Your Users Should Know" section to the 
setuptools manual that will cross-reference to all that, so that authors of 
setuptools-based packages can direct people to a single link.

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