[Numpy-discussion] NumPy beta release plan

Christian Kristukat ckkart at hoc.net
Mon Jul 10 04:18:53 CDT 2006

Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> On 7/9/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Christian Kristukat wrote:> Robert Kern <robert.kern <at> gmail.com>
writes:>>> I believe that Debian recently changed its configuration to default to
> >> /usr/local (for good reason!). Perhaps that is causing what you see.>> I
just found out that this is feature/bug of opensuse 10.1. I'm beginning to> like
it but can you tell what you have to do to force it install to /usr/lib?
> Suse does that, but so does python by default if you compile it from scratch;

I think every autoconf managed source package out there will install itself to
/usr/local if you don't specify the --prefix. So this is not a python thing. 

> Suse is just following the path of least resistence. I don't like it much, I 
> think distributions should leave /usr/local empty, but when you compile your
> own stuff it should arguably end up in /usr/local by default.

The python modules shipped with suse are installed where python resides and that
is in /usr. But beginning with suse 10.1 user installed packages go to
/usr/local. What I don't like about that method so much is, that when you build
a rpm with distutils it gets installed in /usr/local/, too, even though the
system does handle third party rpms in the systems rpm database.


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