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python: Packages in user-site not overriding dist-packages on ubuntu

Having dist packages before users packages actually makes sense IMHO. But anyway, you have two options here, the bad one and the right one.

The bad one is to redefine your PYTHONPATH environment variable to put your local package's dir before site-wide packages. It's as simple as this, but don't complain when your system breaks because you shadowed a critical package with some incompatible version.

The right way to try out specific versions of a package without breaking anything is of course to use virtualenv.





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