[Distutils] distribute and install --root

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon May 10 22:05:44 CEST 2010

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 8:30 PM, Glyph Lefkowitz
<glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, someone provided this patch a while ago and I've added it (it's
"--no-user-cfg"  in 2.6).

We should ask people to run this option to get a pseudo-similar
execution context when we track a bug

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