[SciPy-Dev] setup.py develop

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Thu Aug 4 12:11:07 CDT 2011


On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com
> > wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Gustavo Goretkin <
>> gustavo.goretkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Devs,
>>>
>>> I'm making some tiny local changes to SciPy and I'd like to install it in
>>> virtualenv using setup.py develop (as opposed to setup.py install) as I've
>>> done for other projects. What's the way to do this for SciPy?
>>>
>>> http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/DevelopmentTips
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Ralf
>>
>>
> Just a quick question... how are the two commands:
>
> python setup.py build_ext -i
> python setupegg.py develop --prefix=${HOME}
>
> different from just simply doing:
>
> python setupegg.py develop --user
>
> besides from the obvious that the final location is slightly different
> (with --user, the location on more recent linuxes is ~/.local).
>
> --user is not documented (
http://packages.python.org/distribute/setuptools.html#develop-deploy-the-project-source-in-development-mode),
so I'm not sure. But of these three options I prefer "python setup.py
build_ext -i" since that's the only one that doesn't invoke
setuptools/distribute. That's a useful feature...

Ralf
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