[Distutils] Problems installing otrace - unexpanded "@libdir@" string

Chris Jerdonek chris.jerdonek at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 22:23:02 CET 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Marius Gedminas <marius <at> pov.lt> writes:
>> Not distutils, but setuptools (or its fork distribute).
>> The EASY-INSTALL-ENTRY-SCRIPT comment is a hint.
>> ...
> Thanks for the hint.  I will admit to just using this stuff blindly.
> I am certainly no packaging or distutils (or setuptools) expert.
> A company called The Written Word provides us with pre-packaged versions
> of lots of open source software.  Python 2.7 is one bit, and with that
> comes some version of setuptools.  Alas, all that it tells me about
> its version is that it's '0.6'.  I'm used to seeing more, like '0.6c11'
> or similar.

See this issue for some things to try to get a better version number
for Distribute:



> I'll poke around a bit more and see if I can narrow down the problem.
> If worse comes to worst, I may have to lean on TWW to update this
> package.
> Thx,
> Skip
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