[Distutils] Draft of new setuptools installation instructions

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Oct 4 01:11:14 CEST 2006

At 06:14 PM 10/3/2006 -0400, bear wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>RPM-Based Systems
>>Install setuptools using the provided source RPM.  The included ``.spec`` 
>>file assumes you are installing using the default ``python`` executable, 
>>and is thus not specific to a particular Python version.  The 
>>``easy_install`` executable will be installed to a system ``bin`` 
>>directory such as ``/usr/bin``.
>>If you wish to install to a custom installation location, please use the
>>``.egg`` installation approach described in the following section.
>you should be able to create a spec file that allows for a --prefix option 
>but that's a nit

Actually, I meant installation locations other than ``site-packages``, not 
``site-packages`` with a different prefix.  I'll edit this to clarify that 

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