[Distutils] [issue93] SandboxViolation when opening os.devnull

Aaron Gallagher setuptools at bugs.python.org
Sat Nov 7 03:32:16 CET 2009

New submission from Aaron Gallagher <habnabit at gmail.com>:

This is a bug in setuptools 0.6c9. Console output follows.

ender:test habnabit$ easy_install oursql
packages/Pyrex/Compiler/Errors.py:17: DeprecationWarning: BaseException.message 
has been deprecated as of Python 2.6
  self.message = message
Searching for oursql
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/oursql/
Reading http://launchpad.net/oursql
Best match: oursql 0.1
Downloading http://launchpad.net/oursql/trunk/0.1/+download/oursql-0.1.zip
Processing oursql-0.1.zip
Running oursql-0.1/setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir 
error: Setup script exited with error: SandboxViolation: open('/dev/null', 'w') 

The package setup script has attempted to modify files on your system
that are not within the EasyInstall build area, and has been aborted.

This package cannot be safely installed by EasyInstall, and may not
support alternate installation locations even if you run its setup
script by hand.  Please inform the package's author and the EasyInstall
maintainers to find out if a fix or workaround is available.

messages: 459
nosy: habnabit
priority: bug
status: unread
title: SandboxViolation when opening os.devnull

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