PYTHONSITEDIR environment variable

Christian Heimes lists at
Tue Sep 9 19:56:18 CEST 2008

ago wrote:
> Wouldn't it be possible to support a PYTHONSITEDIR environment
> variable in for this purpose? I have attached a possible
> patch. In what follows, if PYTHONSITEDIR is defined, that dir is used
> as the only source of site-packages, extra paths can easily be added
> by creating a .pth file in there. A different variable could be used
> to prepend a sitedir to the list of default sitedirs (similar code
> without "return None").

I had a similar idea, wrote a PEP and implemented it for 2.6 and 3.0:


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