How to undo a Python setuptools --prefix path blunder



When I installed Python's setuptools I absent mindedly tacked on a --
prefix path I had been using on another machine:

sh setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg --prefix=/opt/python2.7.2

Now after this blunder when I try to install pip I get the following

[[email protected] src]# easy_install pip
Searching for pip
Best match: pip 1.0.2
Processing pip-1.0.2-py2.7.egg
pip 1.0.2 is already the active version in easy-install.pth
Installing pip script to /usr/bin
error: /usr/bin/pip: No such file or directory

What's happening is that a symbolic link is being created that points
to the folder I specified in the --prefix path which is obviously

[[email protected] src]# ls -al /usr/bin/pip
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Nov 5 17:01 /usr/bin/pip -> /opt/

I deleted this link and then re-ran the setuptools installer and
specified the correct prefix (my Python install lives in /usr/lib/

sh setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg --prefix=/usr

I then re-ran easy_install pip and it looked like I'd fixed my finger
trouble. However when I went to install virtualenv I encountered the
same problem:

[[email protected] src]# pip install virtualenv

[uninteresting installer output snipped]

Installing virtualenv script to /usr/bin

error: /usr/bin/virtualenv: No such file or directory

Again the wrong path is being used to create the symbolic link to
where virtualenv is installed:

[[email protected] src]# ls -al /usr/bin/virtualenv
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Nov 5 17:01 /usr/bin/virtualenv -> /opt/

(I'm running Fedora 15 32bit which has Python 2.7.1 installed out of
the box)

How do I fix/repair this permanently?



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