[Distutils] [final version?] PEP 513 - A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 05:17:16 EST 2016

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:10:34 -0800
> Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am 100% on board with telling people "don't use `sudo pip install´".
> Frankly I have been telling the pip developers to just break this for years
> (see https://pip2014.com, which, much to my chagrin, still exists); `sudo
> pip install´ should just exit immediately with an error; to the extent that
> packagers need it, the only invocation that should work should be `sudo pip
> install --i-am-building-an-operating-system´.
> This is frankly ridiculous. The problem is not the use of "sudo" or the
> invocation under root, it's to install into a system Python.

Sure, but the people I tend to see using `sudo pip` are not the kind of
users where that distinction is very useful. If there were a different
simple, reliable way to avoid installing in system python, I would be happy
to change my own recommendations during sprints, talks, etc...

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