[Distutils] problem reinstalling easy_install
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Dec 2 20:36:38 CET 2008
Maybe somebody else on the distutils-sig has some idea, then. I'm
lost. If I had to guess though, I'd check and see if maybe your /tmp
directory has too many files or directories in it -- i.e., it seems
like perhaps easy_install is trying to create a temporary directory,
and failing before it can do anything else. (Creating a temporary
directory would be one of the very first things it does.)
At 01:59 PM 12/2/2008 -0500, dunia wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>At 11:43 AM 12/1/2008 -0500, dunia wrote:
>>>I installed setuptools following the instructions at
>>>http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall...but then i
>>>realized that this package was in my repo (i'm using Debian sid).
>>>I tried to undo my previous installation by removing from /usr/bin
>>>and /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages all setuptools
>>>packages/files, and installed python-setuptools from the
>>>repository without inconvenients. Now, when i try to use it, i get
>>>the following error:
>>># easy_install -v ZopeSkel
>>>error: /tmp/easy_install-8zRT0t: Too many links
>>>Please, i'm stuck here, any hints will be much appreciated.
>>Is it the same error message each time (i.e.
>>/tmp/easy_install-8zRT0t)? Or does the directory name change each time?
>The error is always «error: /tmp/easy_install-<XXX>: Too many links»
>where <XXX> is the part that changes.
>>Also, is there any text that appears *before* the "error:" line,
>>but after you type in the command?
>The only text i get is the error i mentioned, there isn't any text
>before or after.
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