[Distutils] [Python-Dev] excluding site-packages with buildout/virtualenv

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Oct 9 18:34:56 CEST 2009

[moved to disutils-sig]

Ian Bicking wrote:
> Well, if multi-versioned installs were deprecated, it would not be
> necessary to use Setuptools' style of script generation.  Instead you
> could simply dereference the entry point, calling the underlying
> function directly in the script.  This detail is probably more of a
> distutils-sig question, and I don't have a strong opinion.
> But I was thinking specifically of the egg activation buildout puts at
> the top of scripts.

Not sure what you mean by this last bit...

> I believe that to fully insulate buildout you need still virtualenv
> --no-site-packages.  

buildout has a --no-site-packages option (hopefully also specifiable in 
the [buildout] section) and some other cool things that I believe Gary 
Post worked on lurking on a branch waiting for Jim to review...


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