[Distutils] PEP 345, PEP 376, PEP 386

Brian Sutherland brian at vanguardistas.net
Thu Jun 4 16:30:48 CEST 2009

2009/6/4 David Cournapeau <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp>:
> Brian Sutherland wrote:
>> Yep. Though I think that nowdays dpkg installs to a different directory than
>> Distutils' default. So users have to specify extra options to break
>> their systems.
> That's unfortunately not true: by default (wo any --prefix option),
> distutils install into /usr. So if a user just uses sudo with a
> distutils-based package, he is very likely to mess up his system.

I believe that changes from 2.6 onwards:


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