Now what happens in Ubuntu Lucid is that easy_install will fail with a SandboxViolation for these files if I easy_install the software. pip install however does not fail. I do not want to force users to use pip, and I am not sure whether easy_install is doing the right thing in using a sandbox.
Also i have no idea what will happen on windows machines, where no /etc exists, and no bash exists neither.
So can somebody here tell me how I should approach this problem?
If anyone wants to reproduce, try this:
sudo easy_install -U rosinstall==0.6.9