Install tangle

Gary E. Miller gem at
Mon Jan 15 21:59:55 UTC 2018

Yo Richard!

On Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:47:02 -0600
Richard Laager <rlaager at> wrote:

> On 01/15/2018 03:39 PM, Gary E. Miller via devel wrote:
> > My understanding is that /usr/local/lib*/python*/dist-packages
> > should NEVER exit. dist-packages is only for Debian distro use, and
> > the distro stuff is always in /usr, not /usr/local/  
> This is incorrect.

Weird.  Isn't distro stuff supposed to ONLY go in /usr, not in /usr/local?
> I think you're basing a lot of this on the name "dist-packages". But
> dist-packages is simply a renaming of site-packages. The purpose of
> this renaming "is to reduce conflict between the system Python, and
> any from-source Python build you might install manually."

System python is always in /usr,so how can there be a /usr/local

> More importantly, the same document explicitly says, "Note that
> /usr/local/lib/pythonX.Y/dist-packages is in sys.path so that modules
> not installed from Debian packages can still be accessed by the system
> Python."
> --

Weird.  If not installed from Debian packages that is in conflict to
dist-packages being system only?  If we install a local copy of NTPsec
it is not a distro package, so should not be in dist-packages. All seems
contradictory to me...

Maybe use /usr/local dist-packages if you copy files from another host,
from /usr dist-packages?

What other packages use /usr/local dist-packages?

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