[Q] How to specify options for 'setup.py install' by environment variable?

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sun Jun 10 04:55:51 CEST 2012

In article 
<CAFTm5RucOAztp89MBpW4UtiSKa8zq58q9evJeL1oFuLBc-p69g at mail.gmail.com>,
 Makoto Kuwata <kwa at kuwata-lab.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> "setup.py install" command supports options such as --prefix,
> --install-scripts, and so on.
> For example:
>   $ python setup.py install --prefix=$PWD/local --install-scripts=$PWD/bin
> Question: is it possible to specify these options by environment variable?
> I want to specify --prefix or --install-scripts options, but it is
> too troublesome for me to specify them in command line every time.

There are some environment variable options for Distutils-based (i.e. 
with setup.py) installations.  The supported method is to put 
frequently-used preferences into one of several configuration files.  

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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