[PATCH] bug 174806

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Apr 11 19:59:27 CEST 2009

Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
>> Well, if we detect Python 2.6, then we should install to the KDE
>> prefix by default.
>According to PEP 370[1], we should install it to the local
>site-packages dir, usually ~/.local/lib/python2.6/site-packages.
>[1] http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0370/

So if you install as root, it ends up in /root/.local/lib/... ?

That sounds wrong.

>> The problem then is, of course, the surprise factor: if someone
>> upgrades, suddenly KDE starts installing to the wrong path.
>> I recommend, instead, that we default to the KDE prefix and, if Python
>> 2.5 or earlier is detected, we print a big warning at the end of the
>> cmake run, saying that you will not be able to run and that you should
>> set the PYTHON_SITE_PACKAGES_DIR variable instead. Even make it a
>> fatal error.
>Except for the KDE prefix part, this seems reasonable.
>However, I haven't looked at Michael's patch for a while, so I don't
>remember if this is actually wrong too.

Sorry, no. When installing KDE, by default it should not install anything 
outside its prefix. If I want it to install somewhere else, I'll give it 
specific paths to do so (like old configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc).

I stand by this: when installing, unless told otherwise, install ONLY to 
your prefix.

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