[Distutils] my wishlist for easy_install

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Tue Sep 4 19:21:41 CEST 2007

--On 29. August 2007 10:37:46 +0200 Toni Mueller <support at oeko.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd really like to see these two features in easy_install which I can't
> find right now:
>  1 - coexist with the operating system/recognize packages which are
>      installed via operating system means
>  2 - remove packages
> Currently, when I want to easy_install a package, it starts downloading
> all sorts of stuff from PYPI although I have already similar (the same
> - maybe other versions) packages in my system which I installed via
> the operating system's package manager. I'd really like to not have to
> manually inspect a prospective package to then manually download and
> install all dependencies via the package manager, and then to proceed
> to easy_install -N the offending package, but instead have this process
> automated.

Switch to isolated Python environments....pretty easy using workingenv or 

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