Stow and Python

Rev. Joe Doyle doyle at
Wed Oct 2 04:19:52 CEST 2002

jason petrone uttered poignantly:
> What?!?!  You disgrace your alma mater by forsaking encap.
	I've tried to get my employer to switch to epkg, but there was a 
large installed base of stow packages when I got here; trust me, I'm all 
for encap :)

> I always deal with this problem by installing like this:
>   ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/
>   make install prefix=/usr/local/encap/python-2.3
>   epkg python
>   rm -rf /usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages
>   mv /usr/local/encap/python-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages /usr/local/lib/python2.3/
> That will put everything in the symlinked location except site-packages.
> If you just want to add some extra location to the default module path, you
> can also add os.path.append('/tools/bar/') to in the python lib
> directory. 
	This is exactly what I wanted; thank you.


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