[Distutils] What is the reason for requiring that an explicitly set egg-install installation is in the path?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu May 18 17:29:10 CEST 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:08 AM 5/18/2006 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>>If I explicitly specify an installation directory, for example, by
>>   [install]
>>   install_lib = ~/py-lib
>>   install_scripts = ~/bin
>>in setup.cfg, setuptools gives me an error is the specified
>>lib dir isn't in the Python path.
>>Why is this?  Is this for my protection? If so, I don't need a path
>>nanny. :)
> Maybe not, but everybody else does.  ;)

My $0.02: personally it doesn't bother me, even though I know what I'm 
doing and also hit the error fairly often.  Usually it means something 
somewhere isn't like I thought it was.

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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