When installed via easy-install, conf templates are not copied

Bug #210371 reported by Andreas Klöckner on 2008-04-01
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Bug Description

I say "sudo easy_install-2.5 ipython" in my vanilla Debian system, and then IPython complains upon first invocation:
Installation error. IPython's directory was not found.

Check the following:

The ipython/IPython directory should be in a directory belonging to your
PYTHONPATH environment variable (that is, it should be in a directory
belonging to sys.path). You can copy it explicitly there or just link to it.

IPython will create a minimal default configuration for you.

This makes customization pretty hard, especially because of the unhelpful "#intentionally left blank" comment in ipythonrc, which made wonder if this file was now deprecated and the docs hadn't been updated, or..., or...

Ville M. Vainio (villemvainio) wrote :

Ok, there is something wrong with easy_install (IPython directory was not in sys.path; probably some kind of setuptools glitch). You can work around it manually by coping the contents of site-packages/IPython...something/UserConfig to ~/.ipython

Brian Granger (ellisonbg) wrote :

Yes, this does sound like a setuptools/easy_install issue.

Changed in ipython:
assignee: nobody → ellisonbg
importance: Undecided → Low
Brian Granger (ellisonbg) wrote :

Let's use "Incomplete" for bugs that are not new but that we don't know what to do with.

Changed in ipython:
assignee: ellisonbg → nobody
status: New → Incomplete
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