[issue12260] Make install default to user site-packages

Éric Araujo report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jun 3 19:24:21 CEST 2011

New submission from Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org>:

Now that we can break compat in distutils2/packaging, we can change the default install dir to use PEP 370 user site-packages.  For users without root, copy-pasting “pysetup run install_dist” from the docs would Just Work™.  This would also avoid the dreadful advice to use sudo on OSes that have their own package manager and don’t want users to muck up with /usr.

See also #10745.

assignee: tarek
components: Distutils2
messages: 137563
nosy: alexis, eric.araujo, tarek
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Make install default to user site-packages
versions: Python 3.3

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