be more like distutils with regard to --prefix=

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Issue #46 wontfix
Zooko O'Whielacronx created an issue

http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue54 # be more like distutils with regard to --prefix=

Here are three patches which change the two behaviors. I've been using these patches in my fork of setuptools (which I call "zetuptoolz") for months now:

http://allmydata.org/trac/zetuptoolz/changeset/565/ http://allmydata.org/trac/zetuptoolz/changeset/562/ http://allmydata.org/trac/zetuptoolz/changeset/561/

Comments (9)

  1. Tarek Ziadé repo owner

    Zooko, could you prepare a patch for DIstribute's current tip with these ? (or commit them directly)

  2. Zooko O'Whielacronx reporter

    Thank you, François!

    Tarek: what's the next step to get this patch into Distribute?

  3. Éric Araujo
    • changed status to new

    Re: a comment in the code: The except clause should catch the exception instance and check its errno value to pass only if it’s EEXIST.

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