[Distutils] The future of invoking pip

Vincent Povirk madewokherd at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 19:53:26 EST 2015

> Typically, people using "pip" to install stuff, and finding it gets
> installed into the "wrong" Python installation (i.e., not the one they
> expected). I'm not clear myself on how this happens, but it seems to
> be common on some Linux distros (and I think on OSX as well) where
> system and user-installed Pythons get confused.

FWIW, the approach I'm taking for the oneget provider is that, if
there's more than one version of python into which you "can" install a
package (the definition of "can install" is a bit hairy, but for right
now it means the versions with wheels if there are any wheels), it'll
print a message listing the installs you can use. You can then specify
an install using -PythonVersion 3.4 or -PythonLocation

The -PythonVersion switch implicitly uses a wildcard compare (3.4.*)
even though the wildcard is not specified.

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