[Distutils] chicken and egg?

amk at amk.ca amk at amk.ca
Fri Oct 24 07:47:16 EDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 12:29:29PM +0200, gfa2c wrote:
> When I try to install distutils
> with its setup.py, it ends in error
> because something is missing.

You're very vague about the problem.  I'll take a leap in the dark and guess
that you're on Windows; a very common problem is that most Windows machines
don't have a compiler installed, so you're unable to install any Python
package that includes a C extension.  The solution is to get a compiler,
unsurprisingly, or find a binary installer of the package.


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