distutils on windows, file placement

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Sun Jan 20 05:23:51 EST 2002

Syver Enstad wrote:

> Distutils is great, it compiles, makes windows installers. cool stuff.
> What I don't like about it is that it by default dumps modules and
> packages straight into the python directory, which in my case is
> have something like site-packages or whatever, that is in sys.path by

That's what distutils do for me, in Python 2.2 -- put stuff in
site-packages.  I do recall it didn't work that way in 2.1, on
Windows, but isn't this already fixed?


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