Issue #121 resolved

"--help cmd" fails with permission denied

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--help shouldn't attempt to make any changes to my system.

{{{ warp@9-volt:~/usr/distribute-0.6.10$ python ./setup.py --help install Before install bootstrap. Scanning installed packages Setuptools installation detected at /mnt/sdb1/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages Non-egg installation Removing elements out of the way... Patching... Renaming /mnt/sdb1/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c9-py2.6.egg-info into /mnt/sdb1/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c9-py2.6.egg-info.OLD.1264226747.33 Traceback (most recent call last): File "./setup.py", line 89, in <module> _before_install() File "/mnt/sdb1/home/warp/usr/distribute-0.6.10/distribute_setup.py", line 343, in _before_install _fake_setuptools() File "/mnt/sdb1/home/warp/usr/distribute-0.6.10/distribute_setup.py", line 397, in _fake_setuptools res = _remove_flat_installation(setuptools_location) File "/mnt/sdb1/home/warp/usr/distribute-0.6.10/distribute_setup.py", line 273, in _remove_flat_installation patched = _patch_file(pkg_info, SETUPTOOLS_PKG_INFO) File "/mnt/sdb1/home/warp/usr/distribute-0.6.10/distribute_setup.py", line 215, in _patch_file _rename_path(path) File "/mnt/sdb1/home/warp/usr/distribute-0.6.10/distribute_setup.py", line 240, in __no_sandbox return function(args, *kw) File "/mnt/sdb1/home/warp/usr/distribute-0.6.10/distribute_setup.py", line 252, in _rename_path os.rename(path, new_name) OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied warp@9-volt:~/usr/distribute-0.6.10$ }}}

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