|| at Nov 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 20:11:42 +0100, Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
Philipp Pagel wrote:
Alfons Nonell-Canals wrote:
Install python modules in a linux computer is really easy, it is because
the module is a package of the distribution or because the python
installation is really easy. But, in both situations, you need root
I would like to know how to install modules only for one user, with no
root privilegies. Do you know if it is possible and easy.
Yes, there is. You can choose among two strategies referred to as "home
scheme" and "prefix scheme" in the "Installing Python Modules"
Have a look at Section 3 "Alternate installation".
That's waaaaaaaaay much more than is actually needed, as thus each user
would end up with a different installation.
The "home scheme", you mean. It seems to me that this is exactly what
the poster wants -- mess with a bunch of modules without having to
consider anyone else's needs.
Setting the PYTHONPATH-env-variable to a user writable location allows e.g.
easy_install and friends to install into that location.
Yes, but the users have to trust everyone with write access to that
place. Someone could replace a module with a trojan horse, or simply
with a newer version which isn't compatible, and things would break.
Sometimes this is OK, but sometimes you only trust root and yourself.
virtualenv globally, everybody can create a "local"
Cannot comment -- I haven't used it.
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