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Author r.david.murray
Recipients r.david.murray, tarek
Date 2009-05-28.22:24:30
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I figured it out.  It turns out that a while back I created a
.pydistutils.cfg file and put home in there.

There is a bug here, of some sort.  Either the .pydistutils.cfg file's
install clause should override the default --prefix somehow, or the
error message should indicate where the setting for 'home' and
'--prefix' came from to enable the user to debug the configuration.  In
the latter case there would also need to be a way to explicitly tell
either make install or configure to ignore .pydistutils.cfg.  In the
former case, an explicit --prefix passed to configure would need to
override .pydistutils.cfg.

Or perhaps there's some other solution I'm not seeing at the moment.
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