[Distutils] PEP 376 - RECORD file / Data files + pip feedback ?

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Feb 6 01:57:28 CET 2010

At 04:49 PM 2/5/2010 -0800, Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
>Do we have a real-world example for installing uninstallable data 
>files outside sys.prefix?

Scripts aren't always in sys.prefix, and some packages install fixed 
data (e.g. web pages, message catalogs, etc.) to /usr/share or some such.

Also make sure you're not forgetting e.g. shared hosting scenarios 
without a virtualenv, unless you're planning to make virtualenvs an 
officially-supported thing.  In such cases, the paths involved won't 
necessarily fall into a single root.

Also don't forget sys.exec_prefix.  (Isn't packaging fun?)

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