Currently in setup.py, we call generate_user_files.py, which requires
interactive input. This is bad for package managers like the bug
report mentions, and also for pypi/pip.
Removing it is a little more difficult for users, they need to now run
both setup.py and generate_user_files.py, but I think that's an ok
tradeoff. Most users will be using the pwb.py script anyways, so this
wouldn't even affect them.
Bug link: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/555843
What Arch is using:
PS: bug 55584 is blocking packaging too, if someone wants to fix that :)