[Distutils] prefix in bdist_rpm
bob at redivi.com
Thu Feb 23 05:27:53 CET 2006
On Feb 22, 2006, at 7:41 PM, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 19:26 -0800, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>> The problem is, it worked without that, so users will report it as
>>> a bug
>>> that they cannot install the new version. Besides, all git related
>>> tools are installed under $HOME/bin by default.
>> It's a bug that the default installation location is not Python's
>> default installation location.
> Then what is the proper use of the "prefix", "exec-prefix" and "home"
> options in the install section of setup.cfg?
That same code also parses ~/.pydistutils.cfg and the site-wide
distutils config. It makes a lot of sense to set those sorts of
install options from there.
> If those options cannot be used properly, then maybe their support
> should be removed?
It's not Pythonic to try and stop you from doing everything that
could possibly be a bad idea.
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