[Distutils] installing to a non-standard directory
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 20 02:51:41 CET 2010
At 03:18 PM 11/19/2010 -0800, K. Richard Pixley wrote:
>I'm trying to install to a non-standard directory.
Why? It makes a difference as to what the best way to do it is.
For example, if you're planning to install a Python application or
create a restricted development environment, you might be better off
using a virtualenv. Or, alternatively, you may want to configure
your ~/.pydistutils.cfg to set the default installation paths rather
than having to specify them on the command line for every package you install.
>distutils.errors.DistutilsError: can't create or remove files in
>The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the
> [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
>The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or
>the distutils default setting) was:
>This directory does not currently exist. Please create it and try again, or
>choose a different installation directory (using the -d or --install-dir
As the above says, the path you're trying to install to doesn't
exist. (The next thing you'll find after you fix that, is that it
isn't on your PYTHONPATH.)
What are you trying to install, and why do you want to install it in
that specific directory?
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