[Distutils] RE:Installation

Catriona Johnston kjohnston@rcsi.ie
Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:09:17 +0100

>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.
>Fred Clare
>fred@ucar.edu <mailto:fred@ucar.edu>

I am new to programming and python and I am afraid that I am having the same
problem as Fred had...I want to install numpy and must therefore install
distutils first. How can I fix the lack of the config directory and
therefore its contents Makefile? I have tried reinstalling python but have
had no success. I am running python on Linux red hat 6.1. Any help?

kate johnston