[Numpy-discussion] 1.6.0b1 installs stuff in /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/doc

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 1 16:56:07 EDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 14:16, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> wrote:
>> On 03/31/2011 01:12 PM, Robert Kern wrote:
>>> Well, they're meant to be copied into your own code, which is why they
>>> end up under a doc/ directory. Lots of things like this tend to end up
>>> in doc/ directories.
>> perhaps /usr/share/doc/numpy then.
> This is up to the various Linux packagers of numpy. They have their
> own tools to do this according to their own policies. Doing *anything*
> in our setup.py to install these files will just make their jobs
> harder. That's why I think that this needs to be handled in the binary
> installers, not the setup.py.

Okay, makes sense. For now I'll just delete those lines from setup.py
then and open a ticket. Will try to find some time later to add this
for the binary installers for Windows and OS X. People who do a source
install will just have to grab those files from a tarball then.


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