[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH
dpeterson at enthought.com
Fri Jan 4 01:01:08 CET 2008
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 05:00 PM 1/3/2008 -0600, Dave Peterson wrote:
>> Just curious, but is there a reason setuptools uses 'Scripts' on Windows
>> instead of the 'Tools' dir? Unless I'm mistaken, a a new install of
>> Python 2.5 puts scripts in 'Tools'.
> It puts Python-supplied scripts there, yes, but the convention of
> installing user scripts in the Scripts subdirectory goes back at least
> a decade.
> Which doesn't mean it's right, but it's certainly not *new*. :)
> (Oh, and it's *distutils* that chooses that location, not setuptools.)
Right, sorry for the confusion on which package was doing it.
I just wish either distutils or the .msi installer was changed because
it is confusing to describe what to do to users (especially those new to
Python and/or Windows) when the Python .msi on windows doesn't even
create the "Scripts" sub-dir, much less add it to a path environment
variable for you. :-(
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