1. Tarek Ziadé
  2. distribute
Issue #128 resolved

setup.py --prefix=~/.local also tries to install to /usr/local/lib

kinweirdo
created an issue

and fails to do so due to permissions.

{{{

!error

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

[Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/test-easy-install-5431.pth'

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

/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/

}}}

Of particular interest is the message //"The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix,..."//

I specified no such directory.

I want to install to my home dir (no admin rights). ive tried --user, --prefix=~/.local and --install-dir. so far no joy. I'm on ubuntu karmic. am i missing something?

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