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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 06:51:35 EST 2017

On 10 November 2017 at 11:37, Oleg Broytman <phd at phdru.name> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 07:48:35AM +0100, Michel Desmoulin <desmoulinmichel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On linux you
>> can't pip install, you need --users, admin rights or a virtualenv.
>    Isn't it the same on Windows? For an admin-installed Python you need
> --users, admin rights or a virtualenv. And a user-installed Python on
> Windows is equivalen to a user-compiled Python on Linux -- pip installs
> packages to the user-owned site-packages directory.

It is - but the default install on Windows (using the python.org
installer) is a per-user install. So beginners don't encounter
admin-installed Python (unless they ask for it, in which case they
made the choice so they should understand the implications ;-))


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