[Distutils] The future of invoking pip

Wayne Werner waynejwerner at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 07:48:01 EST 2015

On Sat, Nov 7, 2015, 5:41 PM Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

On 7 November 2015 at 22:21, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> The actual question is: which problem are you trying to solve *that
> current users are actually experiencing*?

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.

I've actually stopped using "pip install" in favor of "python -m pip
install" for this very reason. At the very least I know that if my next
command is "python <something>" I'll have those packages installed in that
same python. On windows I used "py -3.4 -m pip".

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