Discussion:
Permissions on files installed by pip?
Adam Funk
2014-10-16 19:29:46 UTC
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I've been using the python-nltk package on Ubuntu, but I need ntlk 3.0
now. I used 'sudo aptitude purge python-nltk' to get rid of my
existing installation, & followed instructions on the nltk website [1]
starting at step 4 (since I already have python-pip & python-numpy
packages installed).

$ sudo pip install -U

I couldn't get it to work, until I realized that the permissions &
ownership on /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages were 'drwx--S---
root staff'. A 'chmod -R a+rX' on that directory seems to have fixed
it. Is it normal for sudo pip install to set the permissions that
way, or did I do something wrong?



[1]
http://www.nltk.org/install.html
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Jean-Michel Pichavant
2014-10-17 13:13:50 UTC
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Funk" <a24061 at ducksburg.com>
To: python-list at python.org
Sent: Thursday, 16 October, 2014 9:29:46 PM
Subject: Permissions on files installed by pip?
I've been using the python-nltk package on Ubuntu, but I need ntlk
3.0
now. I used 'sudo aptitude purge python-nltk' to get rid of my
existing installation, & followed instructions on the nltk website
[1]
starting at step 4 (since I already have python-pip & python-numpy
packages installed).
$ sudo pip install -U
I couldn't get it to work, until I realized that the permissions &
ownership on /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages were 'drwx--S---
root staff'. A 'chmod -R a+rX' on that directory seems to have fixed
it. Is it normal for sudo pip install to set the permissions that
way, or did I do something wrong?
On debian wheezy:

ls -al /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

drwxrwsr-x 5 root staff 4.0K Jun 30 15:16 ./

I'm not sure pip is responsible for this anyway, so my money goes on "you did something wrong" :)


JM


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