[Distutils] setuptoosl bug tracker?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Sep 9 22:36:42 CEST 2008

At 08:38 PM 9/9/2008 +0200, Thurner Rupert (KCBD 141) wrote:
>hi phil,
>does setuptools have a bug tracker or mailing list?

The distutils-sig mailing list, as stated in the setuptools 
documentation.  There is also a bug tracker, but what you've reported 
is not a bug.  (Also, my name is not "phil".)

>our problem areas are:
>we run http://www.blastwave.org and try to install 
>http://genshi.edgewall.org which bails out with:
># ls -l /opt/csw/lib/libpython2.5.so
>lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root          19 Jul 18 23:14 
>/opt/csw/lib/libpython2.5.so -> libpython2.5.so.1.0
># easy_install --prefix /opt/csw/testing 
>Searching for genshi
>Best match: Genshi 0.6dev-r914
>Processing Genshi-0.6dev_r914-py2.5-solaris-2.10-sun4v.egg
>Genshi 0.6dev-r914 is already the active version in easy-install.pth
>Processing dependencies for genshi
>Finished processing dependencies for genshi
>root at chvp011vs035 /
># rm 
>root at chvp011vs035 /
># easy_install --prefix /opt/csw/testing genshi
>Searching for genshi
>Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/genshi/
>Couldn't find index page for 'genshi' (maybe misspelled?)
>Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
>Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/
>Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/Genshi/
>Reading http://genshi.edgewall.org/
>Reading http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/Download
>Best match: Genshi 0.5.1
>Downloading http://ftp.edgewall.com/pub/genshi/Genshi-0.5.1.zip
>Processing Genshi-0.5.1.zip
>Running Genshi-0.5.1/setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir 
>warning: no previously-included files found matching 'doc/2000ft.graffle'
>warning: no previously-included files matching '*' found under 
>directory 'doc/logo.lineform'
>ld: fatal: library -lpython2.5: not found

You are evidently missing the python-dev, python-devel, or whatever 
package on your OS is required to compile Python extensions.  Install 
that first.

>and the second one:
># easy_install 
>error: Unexpected HTML page found at 
>(we use svn 1.4.5, the counterparty svn-1.5)

This is a known issue that is fixed in the setuptools trunk.  You can 
use "easy_install setuptools==dev06" to upgrade to a version that 
doesn't have the problem.  Once you've upgraded, it will also be safe 
to use svn 1.5.

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