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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 15:21:23 EDT 2011

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.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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