[Bug 362570] Re: Python distutils installs into 'site-packages' instead of 'dist-packages' when a prefix is set
362570 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon May 2 21:06:30 UTC 2016
On May 02, 2016, at 08:28 PM, tripzero wrote:
>This also needs to be fixed for python3...
What exactly needs fixing? `sudo python3 setup.py install` will install into
/usr/local/.../dist-packages which is exactly where it should install, and is
definitely on the system Python's sys.path.
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Python distutils installs into 'site-packages' instead of 'dist-
packages' when a prefix is set
Status in python2.6 package in Ubuntu:
Status in python3-defaults package in Ubuntu:
Status in python2.6 package in Debian:
Binary package hint: python2.6
When running a setup.py script with distutils in Jaunty like this:
$ python setup.py install
modules get installed at '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages'.
In contrast, when running
$ python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local
modules get installed at '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages'.
In the same way
$ python setup.py install --prefix=/usr
installs modules at '/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages'.
The problem is that '/usr/[local/]lib/python2.6/site-packages' is not
part of the default sys.path .
Maybe this is intended but I would expect that specifying an install
prefix like 'usr' or 'usr/local' still installs modules to a place
which is in Python's default search path - it worked this way in
Ubuntu <= 8.10 .
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: python2.6 2.6.2~rc1-0ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
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