#2210 closed defect (wontfix)

'sudo pip install .' fails if tests have been run

Reported by: daira Owned by: dstufft
Priority: normal Milestone: undecided
Component: packaging Version: 1.10.0
Keywords: pip install Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


$ sudo pip install .
Unpacking /home/davidsarah/tahoe/git/trunk
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 139, in main
    status = self.run(options, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/commands/install.py", line 266, in run
    requirement_set.prepare_files(finder, force_root_egg_info=self.bundle, bundle=self.bundle)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 1033, in prepare_files
    self.unpack_url(url, location, self.is_download)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 1157, in unpack_url
    return unpack_file_url(link, loc)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/download.py", line 388, in unpack_file_url
    shutil.copytree(source, location)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/shutil.py", line 208, in copytree
    raise Error, errors
Error: [('/home/davidsarah/tahoe/git/trunk/_trial_temp/allmydata.test.test_cli/Backup/test_ignore_symlinks/Rq5UpD/home/foo2.txt', '/tmp/pip-XHkVmO-build/_trial_temp/allmydata.test.test_cli/Backup/test_ignore_symlinks/Rq5UpD/home/foo2.txt', "[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/davidsarah/tahoe/git/trunk/_trial_temp/allmydata.test.test_cli/Backup/test_ignore_symlinks/Rq5UpD/home/foo2.txt'"), ('/home/davidsarah/tahoe/git/trunk/_trial_temp/cli/Cp/dangling_symlink_vs_recursion/dir/link', '/tmp/pip-XHkVmO-build/_trial_temp/cli/Cp/dangling_symlink_vs_recursion/dir/link', "[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/davidsarah/tahoe/git/trunk/_trial_temp/cli/Cp/dangling_symlink_vs_recursion/dir/link'")]

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed at 2014-03-29T21:19:05Z by zooko

Hm, maybe it would help if pip install would copy only the files that are supposed to be part of the sdist, i.e. those registered in the MANIFEST.in file, instead of all files currently in the filesystem.

comment:2 Changed at 2014-04-02T23:52:27Z by daira

Note that this doesn't happen when installing from an sdist (because sdists don't contain _trial_temp); it only happens when installing directly from a checkout on which tests have been run. So it is reasonable for MANIFEST.in not to be consulted, since, IIUC, the purpose of MANIFEST.in is only to determine what goes into an sdist. However, I don't understand why pip install is looking at directories that were not specified in the call to setuptools.setup.

Last edited at 2014-04-03T00:29:42Z by daira (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed at 2014-04-03T00:31:10Z by daira

  • Owner set to dstufft

Reassigning to dstufft for an explanation of why pip does what it does.

comment:4 Changed at 2014-04-14T23:07:29Z by daira

To work around this, run make clean. (On Windows, run del /s /q _trial_temp*.)

comment:5 Changed at 2015-01-14T00:32:02Z by daira

#2104 was a duplicate.

comment:6 Changed at 2020-01-17T15:16:46Z by exarkun

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

No one should sudo pip install and the project won't suppose this use-case.

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