intall --home=~/tmp doesn't work

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distribute/distribute-0.6.10> python2.6 install --home=~/tmp/distribute Before install bootstrap. Scanning installed packages No setuptools distribution found running install Checking .pth file support in /home/lemburg/tmp/distribute/lib/python/ error: can't create or remove files in install directory

The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the installation directory:

[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/lemburg/tmp/distribute/lib/python/test-easy-install-11648.pth'

The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or the distutils default setting) was:


This directory does not currently exist. Please create it and try again, or choose a different installation directory (using the -d or --install-dir option).

Note that in standard distutils, the --home option will create all necessary directories, so the above traceback is unexpected.

Comments (4)

  1. Tarek Ziadé repo owner

    I can change it so it calls os.makedirs() for the directory, but you'll still bump into another problem:

    unlike distutils, setuptools will check if that directory is in PYTHONPATH, and will stop if /tmp/distribute/lib/python is not in PYTHONPATH. Meaning that the only way to launch it will be to add the path in PYTHON PATH:

    $ PYTHONPATH=/tmp/distribute/lib/python/ python install --home=/tmp/distribute
  2. Noufal Ibrahim

    I've gone ahead and added the os.makedirs() so that the solution Tarek suggested will work. You still have to add the directory to your PYTHONPATH though.

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