[PEAK] dumb question about easy_install
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Jun 28 19:45:00 EDT 2006
At 06:40 PM 6/28/2006 -0400, Michael Bayer wrote:
>OK, im just not understanding how to override a site-packages egg
>install with a local (development) install, egg or otherwise.
>i have the package installed as a setuptools egg in the global site-
>packages. normally, this is what i want. PYTHONPATH is not set.
>but then, I want to be able to cd into a directory somewhere where
>theres a newer/older version of the package, and run some scripts
>against that one.
>I cd into my local checkout of the same application. say its in a
>directory "sa020" and the python files are in "./lib/sqlalchemy/".
> cd ~/sa020/
> export PYTHONPATH=./lib/
> python setup.py develop -d ./lib/
This isn't what you want. What you want to do is point PYTHONPATH to a
staging directory of some sort, and put that directory on the "develop"
line. What you're doing here is trying to install the library *onto
itself*. -d and PYTHONPATH need to be some *other* location, to which
>which overrides the site-packages version, but also requires root
>access. how would I do this without requiring root access ?
python setup.py develop -d ~/py_lib
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