[New-bugs-announce] [issue8357] distutils does not allow installation with --root and --prefix, and give's incorrect error message

Tim Kersten report at bugs.python.org
Fri Apr 9 17:15:17 CEST 2010


New submission from Tim Kersten <tim.kersten at lincor.com>:

$ python setup.py install --root=/tmp/ --prefix=/usr
running install
error: must supply either home or prefix/exec-prefix -- not both

I believe that this should work. --root and --prefix are, from what I can tell, two unrelated options.

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assignee: tarek
components: Distutils
messages: 102724
nosy: tarek, timkersten
severity: normal
status: open
title: distutils does not allow installation with --root and --prefix, and give's incorrect error message
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5, Python 2.6

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