[Distutils] Sandbox violation help

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 23:51:44 CET 2007

Dave Peterson wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> Dave Peterson wrote:
>>> Most of us here are not seeing this
>>> error so I'm thinking it isn't something obviously wrong with the 
>>> setup.py. You can look at the setup.py at :
>>> https://svn.enthought.com/enthought/browser/tags/enthought.interpolate_2.0.0b3/setup.py
>>> Note that this project does use numpy.distutils' setup function. Perhaps 
>>> the error has something to do with that?
>> enthought.interpolate uses weave to built its extension module. weave uses
>> ~/.python24_compiled as its location for the temporaries. We need to fix weave
>> to not do this, or rewrite the extension not to use weave. The latter is
>> probably best.
> I'm probably just being slow here, but how come the build of 
> enthought.interpolate works for some (I'll assert most here) people but 
> not others?

I don't believe it has ever worked for anyone from easy_install. The sandbox is
only active during the easy_install command, not when just running bdist_egg.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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