[Distutils] easy_install from source?

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Dec 4 02:58:59 CET 2010

At 03:05 PM 12/3/2010 -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:

>I installed the 0.39 version of python-sybase using easy_install -m.  That
>worked fine, but that version is extremely old.  Is there a way to use
>easy_install with the a checkout from the project's version control system?
>I see this in the help output:
>   --local-snapshots-ok (-l)      allow building eggs from local checkouts
>but how do I specify the location of the local checkout?

Just "easy_install /path/to/checkout", assuming there's a 
/path/to/checkout/setup.py. (The -l option only enables the use of 
packages that were locally installed using 'setup.py develop'.)

>Skip Montanaro - skip at pobox.com - http://www.smontanaro.net/
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