[Distutils] Experience of setuptools' cache design

Lloyd Kvam python at venix.com
Fri Jan 18 16:12:20 CET 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 09:49 -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> >* On our user system, with some 20.000 active users, there will be up
> >to 20.000 copies of a .python-eggs directory if someone installs a
> >program that uses a Python Egg (but does not have access to site-
> >packages or does not know how to detect what eggs are used and how to
> >install them there).
> If you want eggs to always be installed unzipped, you can add an 
> --always-unzip option to your site-wide distutils.cfg.  Then, by 
> default this will unzip an egg at installation time rather than 
> extracting libraries at run time.

With my distutils
I had to use this:

        zip_ok = False

--always-unzip was not recognized

Lloyd Kvam
Venix Corp

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