documentation files - where to install ?

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at igpm.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Oct 12 13:03:58 CEST 2004


Peter Otten wrote:
> Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> 
> 
>>So, what's the canonical installation location for the HTML documentation
>>files (if I don't want to use the environment variable PYTHONDOCS)
> 
> 
> Here's where Python 2.3 looks for the documentation:
> 
> <pydoc.py excerpt>
>         homedir = os.environ.get('PYTHONHOME')
>         for dir in [os.environ.get('PYTHONDOCS'),
>                     homedir and os.path.join(homedir, 'doc'),
>                     os.path.join(execdir, 'doc'),
>                     '/usr/doc/python-docs-' + split(sys.version)[0],
>                     '/usr/doc/python-' + split(sys.version)[0],
>                     '/usr/doc/python-docs-' + sys.version[:3],
>                     '/usr/doc/python-' + sys.version[:3],
>                     os.path.join(sys.prefix,
> 'Resources/English.lproj/Documentation')]:
>             if dir and os.path.isdir(os.path.join(dir, 'lib')):
>                 self.docdir = dir
> </pydoc.py excerpt>
> 
> I've got the impression there may be a 'break' missing.

Strangely, it looks the same here (Python 2.4 installed in  /usr/local/lib/python2.4)
I would have expected something like /usr/local/lib/python2.4/doc
So, I'd like to suggest to add a 'configure' option for this.

Helmut.



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