[Distutils] problem with setuptool install

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Nov 16 17:36:51 CET 2007

At 11:01 AM 11/16/2007 -0500, Tania Fahima Parvez wrote:
>I downloaded the setuptools-0.6c7 version of setupttols.  I run 
>"python ez_setup.py" and it comes back with the following message 
>back: "Setuptools version 0.6c7 or greater has been installed."  I 
>have downloade the setupttols egg ( setuptools-0.6c7-py2.4.egg ) in 
>this directory also.  When I try to run the "python easy_install.py 
>setuptools-0.6c7-py2.4.egg" command , I get the following error in 
>the last lines:
>  File 
> "/downloads/www.python.org/setuptools-0.6c7/setuptools/archive_util.py", 
> line 154, in unpack_zipfile
>     data = z.read(info.filename)
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/zipfile.py", line 353, in read
>     raise RuntimeError, \
>RuntimeError: De-compression requires the (missing) zlib module
>I have all the zlib libraries installed an in the path.

Is there perhaps a "python-zlib" package provided by your OS?  That 
sounds like what's missing.

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