In Ubuntu 12.10. What is the advised directory to put a downloaded python library? Should I be concerned about confusing apt?
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If you are the only user on the machine that needs access to this Python module then avoid placing it anywhere outside your home directory. You can place it pretty much anywhere under your home directory and add that directory to your
If you need to install this Python module system wide (so that multiple users may be able to use it) look for it in the standard package repository first. If you cannot find it there then look for a PPA for it; maybe the developer of this module has created one. If you cannot find one, you may want to create one (it will help others). Installing it manually ought to be the last resort. :D
Having said that, if you absolutely do need to install it manually, a good place to install packages locally is