[Distutils] DistUtils does not install
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Jul 25 22:20:30 CEST 2007
At 12:59 AM 7/26/2007 +0530, Rajeev Nair wrote:
>I am a complete newbie to python and its modules. I have got the
>following error upon installing DistUtils modules
>Python setup.py install
>Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "setup.py", line 30, in ?
> packages = ['distutils', 'distutils.command'],
> File "/usr/local/Distutils-1.0.2/distutils/core.py", line 101, in setup
> _setup_distribution = dist = klass(attrs)
> File "/usr/local/Distutils-1.0.2/distutils/dist.py", line 130, in __init__
> setattr(self, method_name, getattr(self.metadata, method_name))
>AttributeError: DistributionMetadata instance has no attribute 'get___doc__'
>What am I missing here ? Tried Installing some python-devel modules
>too but they just wouldn't install complaining about the python
>version to be 2.4. I have installed the same version of python though.
>The OS is Suse x86_64 GNU/Linux
The distutils are included with modern Python versions; you should
not attempt to install the standalone version, as it is almost
certainly *way* out of date.
If your operating system does not include the distutils as part of
its standard Python installation, you'll need to install whatever
package (usually python-devel) contains them.
To check if you already have the distutils installed correctly, start
your python interpreter and "import distutils". If that doesn't give
you an error, they're already installed.
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