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Make easy_install command less strict (fixes #1405) #1941

merged 3 commits into from Feb 6, 2020

Make easy_install command less strict (fixes #1405) #1941

merged 3 commits into from Feb 6, 2020


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@joreiff joreiff commented Dec 19, 2019

Summary of changes

This PR implements the changes proposed in issue #1405:

  • The --user option is always available. A warning is issued if the user site directory is not available.
  • The error shown when the install directory is not in PYTHONPATH has been turned into a warning.

Closes #1405

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  • Changes have tests
  • News fragment added in changelog.d. See documentation for details


We should probably adapt the message when the install directory is not on PYTHONPATH since it is no longer a hard error. Any opinions?

Also, this is my first PR for setuptools, so I am interested in feedback as well as guidance on how/where to implement the tests. Would TestEasyInstallTest from setuptools/tests/ be appropriate?

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@joreiff joreiff commented Feb 5, 2020

Is there any interest in this PR? According to #1405, there seems to be a consensus about the approach taken here. Since this issue is preventing me from adopting PEP 517/518 projects more widely, I would appreciate some feedback.

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@Qu4tro Qu4tro commented Feb 5, 2020

I'm interested. Been watching this PR since it was submitted.

I don't have much to add other than the current status is quite a hurdle on our project. The tradeoffs for the workarounds are not great.

For what is worth PR lgtm.

@jaraco jaraco merged commit 757deb1 into pypa:master Feb 6, 2020
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@joreiff joreiff commented Feb 6, 2020

Thank you very much!

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