[Libre-soc-dev] daily kan-ban update 14may2021

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Sat May 15 17:52:54 BST 2021

On Sat, May 15, 2021 at 4:52 PM Lauri Kasanen <cand at gmx.com> wrote:

> A module does not find itself unless you install a global system-wide
> symlink to it.

... which is done [in essence] with "python3 setup.py develop"

this is a "special" type of "install" where, instead of *copying* the
entire installation (snapshot) into /usr/local/share, python is told,
instead, "when looking for module {insertname}, go to

this allows you to perform *local modifications* to the contents of
the module **LIVE**.

so you obviously have to be quite careful, it's typically for
developer-only usage.


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