python2.6 related changes

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Sun Feb 22 14:45:30 GMT 2009

Le dimanche 22 février 2009, à 15:18 +0100, Matthias Klose a écrit :
> Morten Kjeldgaard schrieb:
> > I probably misunderstood something, because I don't see how just
> > renaming "site-packages" to "dist-packages" will accomplish anything.
> > 
> > It's not that "dist-packages" is reserved for dpkg installed modules,
> > while "site-packages" is for local installations?
> /usr/local/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages is the standard site dir for a python
> installation done in /usr/local (without options). Debian does include
> /usr/local/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages in sys.path as well. Many (upstream)
> developers complain that two python installation should not get into it's way.

If upstream developers complain about it, shouldn't this be fixed
upstream? This would make it work in all distros/OS...


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