[Distutils] obtaining easy_install prefix in setup.py

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Nov 18 22:16:19 CET 2009

At 02:59 PM 11/18/2009 -0500, Pavol Juhas wrote:
>I searched and read the recent discussions on the distutils-sig
>list and I hope someone can help me with the following problem.
>Is there a way to recover the prefix value inside pkgfoo/setup.py,
>when it is installed as
>     easy_install --prefix=value pkgfoo
>     (pkgfoo is a directory with setup.py)

Short of walking the stack in some truly hideous fashion, no.  This 
is something that needs a configure step, and is unlikely to be 
supportable in setuptools until after distutils has its own configure command.

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