[Distutils] A prefix option?
ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Feb 9 22:45:08 CET 2006
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>I think we need a simple way to handle custom directories that is:
>>- cross platform
>>- doesn't require modifying the Python install
>>- allows chained/multile custom directories, which means the trick
>> of putting eggs and scripts in the same directory doesn't work,
> PYTHONPATH-based installs allow all of this, as long as you add the
> setuptools .egg to PYTHONPATH.
Would putting sys.path manipulations directly into the generated scripts
handle all these issues, then? Including the Windows problem of
environmental variables being hard to access.
>>It appears that this has something to do with your plugin proposal.
> Not that I'm aware of, actually. The plugin facility is intended for an
> "application instance" path, distinct from a general/global installation
Aren't we talking about setting up application instance paths here,
except where the application is Python itself?
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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