[Distutils] setuptools data_files and bdist_egg

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Mar 18 16:09:44 CET 2010

At 03:47 PM 3/18/2010 +0100, Alain Leufroy wrote:
>Is there a way to force easy_install to use <sys.prefix> as the prefix for
>relative data file paths ?

You can use easy_install -e to download and unpack the source for the 
thing you want to install, then use "setup.py install 
--single-version-externally-managed".  This will not use the .egg 
installation format, and thus allows things to be installed to places 
other than a single lib dir and bin dir.

Alternatively, you could perhaps use pip, which automates a process 
very similar to that.  (I'm not sure if it really supports this or 
not, but you could read the docs or try it out.) 

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