I have Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) installed and some package installed, PIL. Now I want to use Pillow, but that cannot be installed at the same time as PIL.
I looked at virtualenv, but there are other packages I don't want to have to install.
Is there another way to set this up without the clash?
You should install Pillow from the Git clone with (choose
/opt/pillow as you want):
python setup.py install --prefix /opt/pillow
And then it include in your code,
import sys sys.path.insert(0, "/opt/pillow")
before doing the import of Pillow with
from PIL import Image
This will search the
/opt/pillow directory first and anything without that insert will never see Pillow.