[issue10196] distutils.get_python_lib() returns /usr/local/python3/dist-packages on Ubuntu 10.10

Barry A. Warsaw report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 8 23:24:36 CET 2010

Barry A. Warsaw <barry at python.org> added the comment:

This makes some sense (I think ;).  Include files are going to be tied specifically to the Python version but Python 3 packages are (with the addition of PEPs 3147 and 3149) sharable between Python 3 versions.  The plan IIUC is to backport those PEPs to Python 3.1 on Debian (and thus inherited by Ubuntu).

In any case, this is not a valid bug in Python because it's one area that Debian/Ubuntu makes distribution-specific changes to upstream.  See


and scroll down to "Deviations from upstream".  If there's an actual bug here (of which I'm not convinced ;) then it should be submitted at bugs.debian.org.

resolution:  -> invalid
status: open -> pending

Python tracker <report at bugs.python.org>

More information about the Python-bugs-list mailing list