[Distutils] setuptools

Andrea Bedini andrea at andreabedini.com
Sat May 30 04:38:23 CEST 2015

Hi Peter,

my take it as follows. On OS X Install python 3.5 using brew.sh <http://brew.sh/> (brew install python3 --devel) then you are good to go. It will come with pip and it will install packages in a folder you have write access to, so pip3 install ntlk will work.

PS: a simple explanation of your error is that, apparently, `python` is your system python (not the python you installed) and you don’t have write access to /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/. You could solve this issues but I recommend the brew way, it’s the setup I use all the time.

More details on brew+python are here https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/share/doc/homebrew/Homebrew-and-Python.md <https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/share/doc/homebrew/Homebrew-and-Python.md>


> On 29 May 2015, at 7:49 am, Peter Hodges <phodges at id.iit.edu> wrote:
> Newbie to Python
> Goal try to use NLTK
> Mac OSX 10
> I downloaded and installed python 3.5
> Next I went to the NLTK site.
> It has instructions about easy_install and setup tools.
> I went to the Linux and Mac OS line:
> curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py <https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py> -o - | python
> I entered this in a terminal window:
> curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py <https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py> -o - | python
>   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
>                                  Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
> 100 11432  100 11432    0     0  49709      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 49921
> Downloading https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/s/setuptools/setuptools-16.0.zip <https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/s/setuptools/setuptools-16.0.zip>
> Extracting in /var/folders/fy/c6gf5sxx7px6p0tyj9ks3dw80000gn/T/tmpI86dYV
> Now working in /var/folders/fy/c6gf5sxx7px6p0tyj9ks3dw80000gn/T/tmpI86dYV/setuptools-16.0
> Installing Setuptools
> running install
> Checking .pth file support in /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/
> error: can't create or remove files in install directory
> The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the
> installation directory:
>     [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/test-easy-install-702.pth'
> The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or
> the distutils default setting) was:
>     /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/
> Perhaps your account does not have write access to this directory?  If the
> installation directory is a system-owned directory, you may need to sign in
> as the administrator or "root" account.  If you do not have administrative
> access to this machine, you may wish to choose a different installation
> directory, preferably one that is listed in your PYTHONPATH environment
> variable.
> For information on other options, you may wish to consult the
> documentation at:
>   https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/easy_install.html <https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/easy_install.html>
> Please make the appropriate changes for your system and try again.
> Something went wrong during the installation.
> See the error message above.
> I looked at the PATH variable:
> dhcp127-219:~ phodges$ echo $PATH
> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin
> dhcp127-219:~ phodges$ 
> I would appreciate any suggestions on how to proceed.
> Thanks,
> Peter
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Andrea Bedini
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