[Twisted-Python] More trial problems with 8.0.1

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Apr 10 16:49:24 EDT 2008

On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:44:45 -0600, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>Earlier today I posted about a problem with trial.  I reinstalled
>8.0.1 and the origianl problem has gone away.  Now I get the following
>error.  It appears that trial is trying to write something to the
>plugins directory.  But that doesn't (and shouldn't) have the correct
>write permissions.  I can run trial with as sudo, but not as a regular
>user.  Isn't it bad practice to rely on being able to write to
>site-packages at runtime.  Shouldn't such things do into a .twisted
>directory or something like that?

See the plugin cache section of the plugin howto documentation:


Specifically, the paragraph about site-wide installations.


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