[SciPy-user] Question about Eggs and easy_install

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri Dec 7 00:07:40 CST 2007


Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>   
>> The whole problem is coming from the fact that Lorenzo installed things 
>> in /usr. To keep things simple: never ever do that. For example, if you 
>>     
>
> On Debian/debian-derivatives the recommended way is to simply do
>
> easy_install --prefix=/usr/local [other args]
>   
/usr/local is indeed supposed to be the default path for such things 
(that's the default path used by GNU build system, for example), and the 
one where to install things not under the control of your distribution 
(there is /opt, too; but I don't think it matters much which one you use).

David


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