[Distutils] easy_install problem.

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sat Dec 3 19:07:38 CET 2005

Hi Titus

On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Titus Brown wrote:

> it appears easy_install has trouble understanding package names with
> periods in them, e.g. "zope.testbrowser".
> Also, 'python ez_setup.py --help-commands' doesn't work; "unrecognized
> command".

1). ez_setup.py is just the bootstrap script.  Run it once, throw it away.

2). The argument to easy_install is the PyPI (aka Python Cheese Shop)  
name, not a Python module name.  Try, for example:

easy_install -d. -m zopetestbrowser

> (I'm not sure where to send reports of these problems, but google found
> some discussion on this list, and it doesn't seem terribly
> inappropriate... sorry if it is!)

This is the right place.


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