[SciPy-user] Question about Eggs and easy_install

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu@aero.iitb.ac...
Thu Dec 6 23:35:06 CST 2007

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]

and this will work.  On other distros this may not work. FC6 is one such 
beast where this does not work.

If you have a ton of stuff in /usr/local and have a hard time managing 
those, I'd recommend using GNU stow.


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