[Biopython-dev] [Bug 2743] manual installation overwrites previous biopython installations

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Wed Jan 28 11:05:07 UTC 2009


------- Comment #1 from mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp  2009-01-28 06:05 EST -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> The manual biopython installation (the one made with python setup.py install)
> installs all the files in a directory like this:
> - /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Bio
> The problem comes when you want to install biopython in a system where there is
> already an old version installed.
> In that case, it is not clear what happens to the old installation... are all
> the old files removed before the new version is installed? Or are the two
> versions 'mixed'?

Isn't this what always happens when installing a Python module? If so, then it
doesn't seem to be a Biopython bug to me.

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