Custom Python Installation Location¶
This page is based on custom installation locations <http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall#custom-installation-locations>, from the PEAK site.
[install] install_lib = ~/.py-site-packages install_scripts = ~/bin
Create (or extend) the PYTHONPATH environment variable (for (ba)sh):
Run setup.py script to fetch and install dependencies
python setup.py install
Prefix ~/.py-site-packages can be changed to something more suitable for your setup.
Note for Linux users: Make sure you have the python-dev package installed for your Python version, as some code needs to be compiled (those are packages Gaphor depends on, not Gaphor itself).
Note for Ubuntu Linux users: Make sure you have the build-essential package installed. This package installs header files and what more, required to compile the C-extensions of zope.interface.
NOTE: For Windows users it may be simpler to just forget about custom installation locations. Just follow the instructions on [wiki:Win32] and you should be set.
The Windows installation is almost the same as for Unix.
Replace yourname with your login name.
Distutils requires a HOME variable where it can find the configuration file. So in your Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables add the following:
HOME=C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Home
Create a directory C:Documents and SettingsyournameHome. Also create %HOME%py-site-packages.
Eventually add the Python directory to your PATH (default is C:Python26)
Create (or extend) PYTHONPATH variable:
Create a file %HOME%pydistutils.cfg with the following content:
[install] install_lib=$home\py-site-packages install_scripts=$home\bin [build] compiler=mingw32
Now you should be able to do python setup.py install from the command line.
If you are a developer you should definitely install MinGW from http://mingw.org and add MinGW’s bin directory to your path.
For a good Subversion client for Windows have a look at TortoiseSVN <http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/>.
Mac OS X¶
Mac OS X is quite simple: place the following in your $HOME/.pydistutils.cfg:
[install] install_lib = ~/Library/Python/$py_version_short/site-packages install_scripts = ~/bin