[IPython-dev] Easy Installation

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 21:36:22 EDT 2012

On 11 June 2012 02:23, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not 100% sure we want to write any new code that simply wraps
> those things.  But perhaps we do...

Your mention of --user had me thinking of something that will do
standard installation if it has the necessary privileges (e.g. in a
virtualenv) and the equivalent of --user otherwise.

Also, for novice users, something tab-completable with an obvious name
(%installpkg?) would be handy.

Ideally I'd like it not to depend on anything beyond the standard
library, but I have a feeling it might require distribute. Although
'packaging' in Python 3.3 should resolve that.


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