* Possible use of ``inspect`` functions that expect to manipulate source files
- * Any data files or C extensions (this restriction will be removed in a future
- release, once the ``pkg_resources`` runtime has been hardened for multi-user
+ * Top-level modules that might be scripts used with ``python -m`` (Python 2.4)
If any of the above are found in the package being installed, EasyInstall will
assume that the package cannot be safely run from a zipfile, and unzip it to
EasyInstall will not actually build or install the requested projects or
their dependencies; it will just find and extract them for you. See
`Editing and Viewing Source Packages`_ above for more details.
``--build-directory=DIR, -b DIR`` (UPDATED in 0.6a1)
Set the directory used to build source packages. If a package is built
from a source distribution or checkout, it will be extracted to a
Be sure to do this *before* you try to run the ``ez_setup.py`` installation
script. Then, follow the standard `installation instructions`_, but make
sure that ``~/py-lib`` is listed in your ``PYTHONPATH`` environment variable.