[IPython-dev] Easy Installation

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sun Jun 10 20:40:41 CDT 2012


On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> Your mention of --user had me thinking of something that will do
> standard installation if it has the necessary privileges (e.g. in a
> virtualenv) and the equivalent of --user otherwise.
>
> Also, for novice users, something tab-completable with an obvious name
> (%installpkg?) would be handy.
>
> Ideally I'd like it not to depend on anything beyond the standard
> library, but I have a feeling it might require distribute. Although
> 'packaging' in Python 3.3 should resolve that.

Knock yourself out... But as I said, packaging is a minefield, and
many brave souls have already died on it.  We'd hate to lose you ;)

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