[issue9309] Add environment variable complementing command line option -no-user-cfg

Éric Araujo report at bugs.python.org
Thu Sep 30 02:12:54 CEST 2010

Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> added the comment:

If someone creates a .pydistutils.cfg file with a prefix option, it means to me that they want distutils to respect it.  Can you explain to me why it’s always wrong to follow this option for Sage?

Assuming you’ve convinced us prefix is bad, why can’t you require that the power users who do set this option use --no-user-cfg?

I’m not friendly toward adding an envvar, since we removed the one we were using (DISTUTILS_DEBUG) in distutils2, but I can be convinced.  Tarek will also have a major vote.  Challenge! :)

components:  -Distutils
versions: +3rd party -Python 3.2

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