[Distutils] dumb newbie...?

Scott Finnie scott.finnie at virgin.net
Wed Aug 23 01:34:44 CEST 2006


Thanks for reply.

I used ez_setup.py per instructions here: 

Looks like I should've used setup.py instead. That being the case, 
perhaps the text should be reworded - it currently says:

"Place the egg in the same directory as ez_setup.py on the target 
computer before running it."


Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> 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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