[Distutils] Odd limitation in packaging/distutils2
merwok at netwok.org
Wed Nov 2 15:18:04 CET 2011
> PS D:\Data\PyPI> D:\Data\cpython\PCbuild\python -m packaging.run install nose
> installing third-party projects from an uninstalled Python is not supported
There is a comment in the source to explain that:
# Python would try to install into the site-packages directory under
# $PREFIX, but when running from an uninstalled code checkout we don't
# want to create directories under the installation root
(Original bug report: #12246)
> And yet after downloading the nose source...
Ah, I need to reopen the bug. The patch edited d2.install but forgot to
touch the install_commands.
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