Python site packages

Christophe Giboudeaux cgiboudeaux at
Thu Jan 17 21:14:48 UTC 2013

On Thursday 17 January 2013 21:52:58 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thursday 17 January 2013 at 21:14:44, Christophe Giboudeaux wrote:
> > Anyway, unless the kde-packagers list became write-only or noone takes
> > care
> > of the moderation queue, an email (well, two) was sent and gives the
> I considered your change a step backwards right when you sent your original
> mail about it. I didn't dare complaining because I wasn't sure whether it'd
> actually break anything for us packagers, but seeing how it breaks things
> for Debian/Ubuntu, I can only stronly urge you to revert that unhelpful
> change, or at least make INSTALL_PYTHON_FILES_IN_PYTHON_PREFIX the default.

Well, this is exactly what this option fixed.
The previous behaviour was just wrong: Files should never be installed outside 

Packagers shall use INSTALL_PYTHON_FILES_IN_PYTHON_PREFIX if their python 
packages are built with exotic paths.

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