[Python-ideas] Looking for input to help with the pip situation

Michel Desmoulin desmoulinmichel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 02:07:53 EST 2017

Le 07/11/2017 à 14:08, Paul Moore a écrit :
> On 7 November 2017 at 12:44, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> - make sure the system path is correctly set
>> Recent python.org Windows installers do this automatically, but there
>> are unfortunately still lots of ways for things to go wrong.
> I believe the latest installers switch it off again, because one of
> the ways things can go wrong is that stuff put at the start of the
> user path is still lower priority than stuff in the system path, and
> we now default to user installs. This is an actual problem with mixed
> python.org and Anaconda installations, for example - Anaconda adds
> itself to the system PATH, and overrides a default user install of
> python.org Python. So you can't prioritise python.org over Anaconda
> without manual path hacking. (This hit me when I installed Visual
> Studio and selected "include Python (Anaconda)" - I can't recall the
> exact option, but it broke my python.org install).

So what you are saying is that even if you do the right things,
something the user may do could possibly reverse it.

I don't see that as a reason not do to the right thing.

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