[python-uk] easy_install pip won't work, am concerned Ministry of Packaging may chase after me.
tartley at tartley.com
Thu Apr 1 11:59:20 CEST 2010
On 01/04/2010 02:39, Jon Ribbens wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:14:50PM +0100, Ed Stafford wrote:
>> Glad it worked for you. Although the Ubuntu team does a fine job of
>> package management I'm still a bit hesitant to use their python packages.
>> It's easy enough using vanilla python to get everything you need going. In
>> the future you can do the following just as easily.
>> `wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py`
>> `sudo python ez_setup.py`
>> `sudo easy_install pip virtualenv virtualenvwrapper`
> I strongly advise not using easy_install, it's awful.
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Living up to your domain name, I see. I might have preferred the gentler
'has been superseded'. :-)
So you're recommending installing pip manually, by downloading from
PyPI, unzipping and running 'python setup.py install', followed by 'pip
install virtualenv virtualenvwrapper'. I know that's not much bother,
but in case it enhances my understanding, are there specific reasons why
'easy_install pip' is harmful in this context? By definition this
install isn't into a virtualenv.
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