I'm setting up a new server based on RHEL5 and wanted to install some python modules which don't come with it. I've seen that setuptools have an option to build RPM packages out of modules, but unfortunately this only works with
setup.py, not with
easy_install. However, I'd like to keep dependency resolving of
easy_install so that manual
setup.py is not an option.
How would you solve this situation? I would like to avoid installing packages to
/usr/local especially since stock python from RHEL5 doesn't define a python path underneath of
/usr/local by default.