[Python-modules-team] Bug#725848: python-pip: default install method for non-root users should be --user

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Mon Nov 17 22:02:58 UTC 2014

On Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:47:54 -0500 Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> Please don’t change the default. There is no way in pip to turn that flag 
> again once it's turned on and any flag added by Debian will be Debian specific
> and confuse people. We (pip) plan to make this change on our own at which 
> it will then be able to be done in a consistent way.

If I read you right, if we make --user the default, then pip won't be able to 
muck with system package installation.  I don't see that as a bad thing.

Scott K

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