Permissions on files installed by pip?

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Wed Oct 22 17:51:06 CEST 2014


On 2014-10-17, Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Adam Funk" <a24061 at ducksburg.com>
>> To: python-list at python.org
>> Sent: Thursday, 16 October, 2014 9:29:46 PM
>> Subject: Permissions on files installed by pip?
>> 
>> I've been using the python-nltk package on Ubuntu, but I need ntlk
>> 3.0
>> now.  I used 'sudo aptitude purge python-nltk' to get rid of my
>> existing installation, & followed instructions on the nltk website
>> [1]
>> starting at step 4 (since I already have python-pip & python-numpy
>> packages installed).
>> 
>> $ sudo pip install -U
>> 
>> I couldn't get it to work, until I realized that the permissions &
>> ownership on /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages were 'drwx--S---
>> root staff'.  A 'chmod -R a+rX' on that directory seems to have fixed
>> it.  Is it normal for sudo pip install to set the permissions that
>> way, or did I do something wrong?
>
> On debian wheezy:
>
> ls -al /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages          
>
> drwxrwsr-x 5 root staff 4.0K Jun 30 15:16 ./
>
> I'm not sure pip is responsible for this anyway, so my money goes on "you did something wrong" :)

Probably something to do with the way I have sudo set up then.
Thanks.


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