[Bug 667252] [NEW] Mailman 3 Branch, install fails with --prefix specified

Simon Fraser 667252 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Oct 27 14:23:55 CEST 2010

Public bug reported:

When trying to install mailman outside the Python tree, I get the following error: 

(I've replaced my home directory with $HOME in the below text)

$ whoami
$ /software/bin/python-2.6.3 setup.py install --prefix=~srf/mailman-install
running install
Checking .pth file support in /$HOME/mailman-install/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
error: can't create or remove files in install directory

The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the
installation directory:

    [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/$HOME/mailman-

The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or
the distutils default setting) was:


This directory does not currently exist.  Please create it and try again, or
choose a different installation directory (using the -d or --install-dir

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Mailman 3 Branch, install fails with --prefix specified
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