[Python-Dev] issue 9807 - a glitch in coexisting builds of different types

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Oct 2 13:40:51 CEST 2010

On Sat, 02 Oct 2010 09:44:16 +0200
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> I could accept that a suffix is parameter to configure (or some such),
> and then gets used throughout. By default, Python will not add a suffix.
> However, I still wonder why people couldn't just install Python in a
> different prefix if they want separate installations.

Indeed. It might make sense to inquire what other packages do here.
Apparently they don't do anything special, and they let users install
in different prefixes if necessary.

Besides, mingling different installations together makes uninstalling
much more difficult.



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