On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:26 AM, David Lyon <david.lyon@preisshare.net> wrote:

Hi All,

Here's a package installation error message that's just plain scary
for the average user.

imho Distutils should have checks to stock packages requiring a C
compiler from being uploaded. It isn't "right" to expect that
from users. ie They should get the .pyd files.

That's not distutils fault, neither easy_install one.

"appscript" should provide a binary distribution for Windows (it does for Mac OS if you look at the pypi repo)
Since it doesn't, easy_install grabs the source distro, which is the best behavior I can think of,
then tries to compile it.

The error message is pretty explicit by the way

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org