[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: stop supporting 'setup.py install'; start requiring 'pip install .' instead

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 2 19:04:17 EST 2015

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 8:25 AM, Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343 at gmail.com>

> Interestingly, conda actually does "setup.py install" in the recipe for
> numpy:

indeed -- many, many conda packages do setup.py install, whihc doesn't mean
it's a good idea --personally, I'm trying hard to switch them all to:

pip install ./


Which reminds me, the conda skelaton command craes a pip install build.sh
file -- I really need to submit a PR for that ...

There are two cases where a 'pip install' run might go off and start
>> downloading packages without asking you:
for my part, regular old setup.py isntall oftem goes off and istalls sutff
too - using easy_install, which really sucks...

This is making me want a setuptools-lite again  -- see the distutils SIG if
you're curious.



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