On 12 July 2000, fred said:
I am trying to install numpy and am first installing distutils. I am running SunOS 5.7 on a sparc Ultra-4. I installed Python after downloading it from python.org. When I try to install distutils, it reports that it cannot find the <exec-prefix>/lib/python1.5/config and indeed there is no such directory in the python distribution that I can see.
Sorry for the delay -- I've been away on holiday, and then I took a few more days holiday from Distutils hacking (or reading the sig, or applying patches, or any of that stuff).
Anyways -- has this problem been resolved? Bastian posted a patch in reply, but I wasn't clear if the patch was in any way related to your problem -- it just looked like a silly little typo fix.
So are you still unable to install the Distutils? If the lib/python1.5/config directory doesn't exist, the Distutils are useless.