[docs] [issue8617] Better document user site-packages in site module doc

Maxim Doucet report at bugs.python.org
Wed May 9 17:38:48 CEST 2012


Maxim Doucet <maxim.doucet at gmail.com> added the comment:

Shouldn't there be an update of the 2.6 documentation too?

After your patch, the 2.7 reflects the existence of the "--user" option (see http://docs.python.org/release/2.7.3/install/index.html#alternate-installation-the-user-scheme) but not the 2.6 documentation (http://docs.python.org/release/2.6.8/install/index.html#alternate-installation).

In my personal experience, I used the "--home" option with python 2.6 to mimic what "--user" does and it took me 2 weeks to, by chance, stumble upon http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0370/ which informed me that the "--user" option was originally available for python 2.6. If it had been on the 2.6 documentation, it would have been easier and more coherent IMHO.

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