[Distutils] dumb newbie...?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Aug 22 23:08:34 CEST 2006

At 08:52 PM 8/22/2006 +0100, Scott Finnie wrote:
>Please be gentle...
>Newbie to distutils, trying to install django 0.95 egg
>(www.djangoproject.com) from behind a corporate windows firewall.
>django in turn tries to download and install setuptools - which fails
>due to firewall.  As per ez_setup.py error message, I downloaded the
>setuptools egg, put it in the same dir and re-ran: but got same message.

Were you running setup.py or ez_setup.py?

Running ez_setup.py downloads to a temporary directory; running setup.py 
should've looked in the current directory and worked correctly.

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