[Distutils] easy_install: Manifest.in "Permission denied" on windows

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Feb 21 21:27:45 CET 2006

At 12:17 PM 2/21/2006 -0800, Ville Vainio wrote:
>On 2/18/06, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > At 07:45 AM 02/15/2006 -0800, Ville Vainio wrote:
> > >error: i:\temp\easy_install-cg_eo8\trunk\MANIFEST.in: Permission denied
> > Hm.  I could've sworn I already fixed this issue, at least if it's what I
> > think.  Subversion on some Windows setups ends up making files read-only
> > and not deletable by easy_install, so when it goes to clean up the
> > temporary directory with the checkout in it, it fails.  I thought I'd
> > already worked around this, though.  Are you using the latest setuptools
> > (0.6a10)?
>Yes, I'm using 0.6a10. The problem appears to be specific to WinXP, on
>my work Win2k machine it works ok.

set DISTUTILS_DEBUG=yes in your environment and try it again, sending me 
the full output; you should get a more detailed traceback.

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