how to do easy_install to source code, not egg?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Thu Sep 18 11:08:17 CEST 2008

dmitrey wrote:

> Hi all,
> how to do easy_install <some package> to source code, not egg?
> (I don't mean "develop" option, it shouldn't call compiled egg-file).

$ easy_install --help

  --editable (-e)                Install specified packages in editable form

You additionally need to give the -b-option, like this:

$ easy_install -eb . FooBar


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