[Distutils] setuptools and extra_path

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jul 17 23:33:02 CEST 2006


At 12:26 AM 7/17/2006 -0700, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>Is there any reason why setuptools totally ignores extra_path when
>using compatibility mode (e.g. calling .run() manually or --single-
>version-externally-managed)?

It's probably an unintended side effect of the fact that setuptools doesn't 
support extra_path.


>  It makes uninstallation much more  painful than it would've been otherwise.

Weren't you using --root or --record?  You pretty much have to do one or 
the other for backward compatibility to be in effect, I believe.



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