PYTHONPATH x *.pth???
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Sep 4 21:56:16 CEST 2003
Carlos Moreira wrote:
> I want to install Python third packages in a
> non-default directory.
> What´s the better way?
> - PYTHONPATH variable?
> - *.pth files in site-packages?
It depends on your requirements. For example:
- Why is it that you don't want to install the
packages in the default directory? Then, considering
that reason, why would it be acceptable to install
a .pth file there?
- Is it acceptable that users of your application set
- Do you have to consider multiple installations of Python
And so on.
You should also consider a third alternative:
- Extend sys.path explicitly in the application,
before importing the third package.
> I know that the two methos above are equivalents. But
> what method will be keep in future Python releases
> (for example)?
Both with be kept indefinitely.
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