distutils:permissions problems

Eric S. Johansson esj at harvee.org
Mon Oct 9 23:42:59 CEST 2006

I'm developing Python code on multiple VM Ware guest OS running ubuntu. 
  I need to share common file space so that each of these guest 
instances will have complete access to the to all of the files.

The problem is that, because of a quirk (or misfeature) of VM Ware 
shared filesystem, all of the directories and files are owned by root 
with a 700 permissions.  When I run setup.py install, they are installed 
as root with 700 permissions.  How can I alter the behavior of distutils 
so that my modules could be installed with a more useful user and 

many thanks


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