[Distutils] distribute and install --root

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Mon May 10 20:30:13 CEST 2010

On May 10, 2010, at 9:14 AM, Nikolaus Rath wrote:

> Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> writes:
>> On May 9, 2010, at 5:47 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> Having .local here looks like a bug to me. Could you create an issue
>>> with details ?
>> For what it's worth, I have had similar things happen when I had
>> forogtten that I created a ~/.pydistutils.cfg. Have you made sure that
>> there isn't one there?
> No, that was it. And I certainly don't remember ever touching or
> creating that file either. Thanks!

Does distutils have a flag for ignoring ~/.pydistutils.cfg, by the way?  I hit this fairly often and it's always a nasty surprise *right* at the end of a build process.  It would be nice to have all official-release scripts specify an option that specifically overrides per-user configuration.

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