[Eric] Activating plugins installed locally?

detlev detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Wed Jun 16 18:43:13 BST 2010

On Mittwoch, 16. Juni 2010, Giacomo Alzetta wrote:
> Hello,
> I wanted to try the pylint plug-in, but I discovered that eric4 won't
> activate it because it isn't installed system-wide, but only in my user
> directory.
> Is there any way to make it run without installing it system-wide?
> I tried to read the sources of the PluginManager, looking for a workaround,
> but I didn't really understand well how it checks whether an external
> resource is avaiable or not, but I think it simply checks if the executable
> is avaiable under the system bins directories, am I right?
> In fact I noticed that, for PyEnchant, it simply tries to import it and
> retrieve its location,
> but what about the other plug-ins?
> My pylint is avaiable on both PYTHONPATH and PATH, therefore it should work
> without problems.

I agree. What is the error message given by the plug-in? It should be shown in 
red in the Plug-In Info Dialog.

> Is there any chance to have eric check also user directories?
> Maybe adding the configuration for the paths where eric should look for
> these resources...
> Thank you,
> Giacomo.

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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