[Distutils] Distutils fails to build

Oisin O'Maley ninja.gofer at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 13:44:55 CET 2010

Hi, I have been trying to reinstall distutils-0.6.14 on my gentoo system
after some file corruption and now distutils fails to build.

When manually building from source it throws the following error:

*python2.6 setup.py build*
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "setup.py", line 211, in <module>
    scripts = scripts,
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/distutils/core.py", line 113, in setup
    _setup_distribution = dist = klass(attrs)
  File "/home/oisin/source/distribute-0.6.14/setuptools/dist.py", line 222,
in __init__
    for ep in pkg_resources.iter_entry_points('distutils.setup_keywords'):
  File "/home/oisin/source/distribute-0.6.14/pkg_resources.py", line 454, in
    entries = dist.get_entry_map(group)
  File "/home/oisin/source/distribute-0.6.14/pkg_resources.py", line 2252,
in get_entry_map
    self._get_metadata('entry_points.txt'), self
  File "/home/oisin/source/distribute-0.6.14/pkg_resources.py", line 2038,
in parse_map
    raise ValueError("Entry points must be listed in groups")
ValueError: Entry points must be listed in groups

Anyone got any idea what is causing this? This is preventing me from
reinstalling allot of packages on my system, so any help would be greatly

I have a tread on the gentoo forums with more info on the problem if anyone
is interested;

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