[Distutils] Current status of PEP 439 (pip boostrapping)

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Mon Jul 15 11:38:46 CEST 2013

On 13 Jul, 2013, at 16:39, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I smoke-tested the script on vanilla Python 3.3 installations on Windows and
> OS X. On OS X, the pip script was written to the appropriate Frameworks
> folder, but not to /usr/local/bin - I assume it would be simple enough to
> arrange that?

Not installing in /usr/local/bin is a feature that makes it easier to maintain
several python installs without worrying about contamination (for example Python 3
and Python 2, or even 2.6 and 2.7).

The installer by default adds the framework 'bin' directory to the environment for
the shell of the user that installed the framework.


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