[PEAK] Easy Install: Creating a "Virtual" Python

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Feb 17 11:50:40 EST 2010

At 10:41 AM 2/17/2010 +0100, David Froger wrote:
>bash$ which python

You need to check "which python2.5", because that's what:

>sh setuptools-0.6c11-py2.5.egg --prefix=~

will try to run, not "python".

And if python2.5 isn't the one in /home/myname/bin, then you'd get:

>TEST FAILED: /home/dfroger/lib/python2.5/site-packages does NOT 
>support .pth files
>error: bad install directory or PYTHONPATH

However, if you have the right python2.5 on your path, you don't need 
to even use the --prefix option, since the /home/myname/lib will be 
that Python's *default* install location.

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