--On 1. November 2007 23:47:28 -0400 Chris McDonough <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On Nov 1, 2007, at 1:28 AM, Andreas Jung wrote:

--On 31. Oktober 2007 22:00:46 -0700 Alexander Limi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:29:36 -0700, Andreas Jung <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

The recommendation is still "System python is evil, evil,
evil" (quoting

Sure, but if you ever want to be able to tell users to do:

easy_install plone

One other point: "easy_install plone" make only sense if the
underlying machinery generates an isolated environment for your
Plone instance. You really don't want to mess up your system python
with a hundred Zope or Plone eggs. This is definitely the road to
disaster. On distributions that depends on Python for their internal
processing/administration (I think Fedora does) you might break the
functionality of your system installation significantly in case of
broken or misbehaving eggs. So we must be careful about the story
we're telling the users. The obviously easiest way is possibly not
the best way (in the long term).

I think installing into a virtualenv created by a system Python is at
least 50% less evil than installing packages directly into the system
Python, and reasonable for a development environment, at least in
semi-controlled situations (like Apple's Python).

Sure, but users that don't know about virtualenv might run into such problems.


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