[Python-Dev] 3.5 release schedule PEP

INADA Naoki songofacandy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 09:22:23 CEST 2014

FYI, homebrew's Python uses prefix option, so I can't use `--user`.
Is it a bug?

$ /usr/local/bin/pip -V
pip 1.5.6 from /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.8_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip-1.5.6-py2.7.egg
(python 2.7)

$ /usr/local/bin/pip install --user tornado
error: can't combine user with prefix, exec_prefix/home, or install_(plat)base

$ cat /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.8_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/distutils.cfg

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 September 2014 02:08, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>>> Indeed. Moving towards having --user as the norm is definitely
>>> something we want to look at for pip. One of the biggest concerns is
>>> how well-exercised the whole user site directory area is in practice.
>> What do you mean by well-exercised?
> Basically, although --user is available in pip (and the underlying
> facilities in Python have been around for some time), it's difficult
> to gauge how many people are using them, and as a result what level of
> testing has happened in real-life situations. There's probably no way
> to improve that much other than by making --user the default and
> waiting for reports of any issues, but feedback like Mike's adds a
> certain level of confidence that there are no significant problems.
> Paul
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