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From: Steven Lembark <lembark@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Cc: lembark@×××××××.com
Subject: [gentoo-user] Q: pp requires --uesr option t hat doesn't exist?
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2017 20:54:20
Message-Id: 20171224145406.392a1cbe@wrkhors.com
This should have been simple: Install AWS client command line tools.
Catch: Installing it with AWS' example tells me to use the "--user"
option, though not why, and supplying --user with or without an 
argument tells me there is no such switch.

I'd prefer not maintaining this stuff as SU, rather set up a group
with access to the necessary libarary areas in Python.

$ pip install awscli
ERROR: (Gentoo) Please run pip with the --user option to avoid breaking python-exec

$ pip --user install awscli

Usage:   
  pip <command> [options]

no such option: --user

$ pip --user=lembark install awscli

Usage:   
  pip <command> [options]

no such option: --user

Examining the output from "pip --help" gives me lots of no "--user"
in the output, which makes sense if there are no users. Using 
"--verbose" didn't tell me anything useful either. 

Say I want users in the "adm" group to maintain the Python libs,
I'll need to ( find <someplace> | xargs chgrp adm; find <someplace>
-type d | xargs chmod 02775; find <someplace> -type f | xargs 
chmod g+w ).

Q: Whare are the python lib's stored?

Python itself only tells me:

    $ python -V
    Python 3.4.5

not the paths.

Or, for that matter, does anyone know how to avoid the "--user" 
requirement using pip?

thanks

-- 
Steven Lembark                                       1505 National Ave
Workhorse Computing                                 Rockford, IL 61103
lembark@×××××××.com                                    +1 888 359 3508

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Re: [gentoo-user] Q: pp requires --uesr option t hat doesn't exist? "Max Zettlmeißl" <max@×××××××××××.de>