[Distutils] setuptools: site_dirs

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Sep 21 05:38:41 CEST 2005

Ian Bicking wrote:
> With easy_install I can specify --site-dirs to make it setup package
> with .pth files.  But with setuptools alone I can't, particularly
> "python setup.py develop".  I'm not sure if there's a setting in
> distutils.cfg I could use...?  There doesn't seem to be any appropriate
> command-line option.
> I'm also not sure how the site directories are identified...?  In this
> case, on Debian, /usr/local/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages isn't recognized
> as such a directory, even after I added it with site.addsitedir in
> sitecustomize.

On Debian that directory is added to the list of site directories in
site.addsitepackages(), which is automatically executed through
site.main(). If it's not working on your machine, then I think it's a
problem with your particular configuration.

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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