[New-bugs-announce] [issue9363] data_files are not installed relative to sys.prefix

rioch report at bugs.python.org
Sat Jul 24 01:01:26 CEST 2010

New submission from rioch <jon_black at mm.st>:

In the disutils documentation for data_files, it states:

"If directory is a relative path, it is interpreted relative to the installation prefix (Python’s sys.prefix for pure-Python packages, sys.exec_prefix  for packages that contain extension modules)."

However, on my system, sys.prefix outputs as '/usr' but the files are installed to '/usr/local'.

OS: Linux Mint 9
Python: 2.6.5

assignee: tarek
components: Distutils
messages: 111396
nosy: rioch, tarek
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: data_files are not installed relative to sys.prefix
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6

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