[Distutils] distribute o.7.3 causing installation error?

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Wed Jul 17 09:58:53 CEST 2013

On 16-07-13 19:15, Liam Kirsher wrote:
> ec2-54-245-36-62.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ImportError: No module
> named setuptools

My guess is that there's a left-over distribute somewhere. Probably an 
egg-link in some dist-packages or site-packages directory. I had a 
problem like that too.

What I did in that case:

- Search&destroy any distribute/setuptools anywhere.

- Install setuptools from scratch instead of trying to upgrade it.

   wget https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/0.8/ez_setup.py
   sudo /usr/bin/python ez_setup.py

Yes, this sucks if you want to maintain a nice clean OS-managed machine.


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