Python libs on Debian/Raspbian

Richard Laager rlaager at
Sat Dec 9 04:34:46 UTC 2017

On 12/08/2017 09:31 PM, Gary E. Miller via devel wrote:
> Conversely, any plain '/waf install' by user/admin, from our source, 
> should go in a place, that MUST require that location in to be in

On 12/08/2017 10:04 PM, Gary E. Miller via devel wrote:
> IFF you installed with './waf install', and
> your PYTHONPATH is unmodified, then that is just plain wrong.

When you say PYTHONPATH, do you mean:

1) "a custom directory set in the environment variable PYTHONPATH"
2) A directory that python searches.

#1 is PYTHONPATH. #2 is sys.path, not PYTHONPATH.

If you're advocating that ntpsec's default should install to a
non-standard place, such that a user MUST configure a custom PYTHONPATH
environment variable, I think literally everyone else here disagrees
with you. We are all trying to figure out how to make it work by
default. There is admittedly some disagreement as to whether that goal
is higher or lower priority than respecting --prefix.


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