[IronPython] Default install location and site-packages

Giles Thomas giles.thomas at resolversystems.com
Tue Oct 6 19:42:21 CEST 2009

Dino Viehland wrote:
> But it seems like CPython is the one who's doing something wrong here.
Another data point; easy_install under CPython using Vista with UAC 
switched on tries to escalate permissions as you would expect -- the 
normal grey screen, "please enter an administrator's details" thing -- 
and then happily installs the egg under C:\PythonXX\lib\site-packages, 
owned by Administrator, with no read permissions for anyone else.  So 
you then have to go and find it and manually change the permissions if 
you want to use it.

Somewhat orthogonal, but it does make it sound rather like the setup 
with CPython is accidental rather than by deliberate choice.



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