[Distutils] development-egg in current directory

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Sep 3 17:17:29 CEST 2008

At 04:58 PM 9/3/2008 +0200, Hartmut Goebel wrote:
>I'm currently installing development eggs into the current directory
>(the checkout directory) like this:
>      python setup.py develop --install-dir . --script-dir .
>Since this has problems when re-running (see issue40), I wonder whether
>this is the correct use of the 'develop' egg. Any hints?

It's definitely not the correct use, especially since, depending on 
your layout, it could potentially overwrite your scripts.  develop is 
intended for installing to a directory that's normally *already on* 
sys.path.  Why are you doing that?

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