[Distutils] Make ez_setup.py/easy_install $PATH aware

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sun Sep 17 20:46:19 CEST 2006

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Unfortunately, the details it gives are wrong.  Neither cmd.exe, command.com, 
> nor bash will find a program registered this way, at least on my Win2K PC. 
> A little further investigation reveals that typing "start whatever" in a 
> command window will let you run something that's in "App Paths", *but* it 
> will start in its own window, even if it's a console application.  :(
> So, for console scripts, this still leaves something to be desired.

Crap.  I withdraw my proposal.

(except for the part about having a little Tkinter GUI to allow you to 
install projects via a PyPI query and point and click -- that would still 
be nice, especially wrt being friendly to new Python / easy_install users)


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