[Distutils] get-pip.py user installation issue

Jannis Leidel jannis at leidel.info
Tue Jul 23 21:42:25 CEST 2013

On 22.07.2013, at 15:59, Alex Burke <alexjeffburke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey,
> I was recently trying to do an all user installation of the packaging
> tools and (though I know this may change), was unable to use
> get-pip.py to install pip user locally as per PEP 370.
> Currently, instead of doing the ideal:
> # install pip
> $ curl https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py |
> python - --user
> I instead had to download the pip tarball, unpack it, and use setup.py
> to manually pass in --user as follows:
> # install pip
> $ curl -O https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pip/pip-1.3.1.tar.gz
> $ tar xvfz pip-1.3.1.tar.gz
> $ cd pip-1.3.1
> $ python setup.py install --user
> I think this happens because there is no code to pass down command
> line options into the pip bootstrap() called on de-serialisation. By
> contract this is possible to install setuptools locally:
> # install stuptools
> curl https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/0.7.8/ez_setup.py |
> python - --user
> Am I right in thinking this is a problem? If so, but in case patching
> this is a non starter as it will be replaced by a bootstrap script
> installing a wheel, perhaps that may need to respect the --user
> argument?

Actually, forget what I wrote earlier, it was fixed and merged a couple of months ago: https://github.com/pypa/pip/pull/895


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