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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 02:33:01 EDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 12:08 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:03 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> [...]
> > I gave it a shot the other day. Pip keeps a record of the path to the
> repo
> > and in order to cleanup I needed to search out the file and delete the
> repo
> > path. There is probably a better way to do that, but it didn't strike me
> as
> > less troublesome than ` python setup.py install --local`.
> Sorry, what did you "give a shot", and what problem did it create?
> What does `setup.py install --local` do? (it doesn't seem to be
> mentioned in `setup.py install --help`.)

 `pip install --user -e . `. However, `pip install --user .` seems to work
fine. The pip documentation isn't the best.

Yeah, `--user` not `--local`. It's getting late...

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