[Distutils] easy_install self upgrade/version check bug

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Fri Jun 12 05:30:35 CEST 2009

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:42:23 -0700, jason <jason at mail.cornsyrup.org> wrote:
> The required version of setuptools (>=0.6c9) is not available, and
> can't be installed while this script is running. Please install
>  a more recent version first, using 'easy_install -U setuptools'.

Hi Jason,

I get this problem all the time under windows....

What I do is use the Python Package Manager to remove setuptools
(select setuptools 0.6c9 - click remove) and I also remove all of the
easyinstall scripts from the scripts directory manually.

After that, I proceed to install the package again. In the process
easyinstall gets installed again which reinstalls setuptools.



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