how to config non-Lib\site-packages\ distutils windows install destination directory?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Thu Oct 28 21:01:56 CEST 2004

Bengt Richter wrote:
> I'd like to override the default
>    d:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\
> destination, at least as an option. I have used installshield in the past,
> which gives extensive control over just about everything, if you want to go
> to the trouble. Is "the trouble" in this case modifying distutils?

You could modify PC/bdist_wininst/install.c, i.e. the two instances of 
SCHEME. Alternatively, you can just modify the file names in the zip
file to not refer to PURELIB resp. PLATLIB anymore.


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