[reportlab-users] Install fails under virtualenv

Tim Lesher tlesher at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 14:03:40 EDT 2008

I'm trying to install ReportLab toolkit 2.1 in a virtualenv environment
(i.e., without root privileges), but installation is failing.

The issue seems to be the manual path munging that the setup.py script does
in package_home(). It always picks up the system-wide lib installation,
rather than the local one.

Is there any reason not to use distutils' package_data argument to setup()

Just removing "data_files=DATA_FILES.items()" and replacing it with
"package_data={'reportlab': _FILES}" appears to do the right thing in my

Tim Lesher <tlesher at gmail.com>
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