[Distutils] [distribute] distribute_setup.py fails on Linux

Arve Knudsen arve.knudsen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 13:20:05 CET 2011


I have a rather serious problem with distribute 0.6.14, in that it won't
install for me under Python 2.7 on Linux (RHEL 4u6). What happens is this:

-bash-3.00$ python distribute_setup.py
Extracting in /tmp/tmphDMO8m
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "distribute_setup.py", line 485, in <module>
  File "distribute_setup.py", line 481, in main
  File "distribute_setup.py", line 73, in _install
    tar = tarfile.open(tarball)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/tarfile.py", line 1663, in open
    raise ReadError("file could not be opened successfully")
tarfile.ReadError: file could not be opened successfully

Is the official distribute 0.6.14 archive bad?

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