[Image-SIG] python install problem 1 test failed selftest.testimage

Brian J. Gibbons bgibbons at stanford.edu
Wed Sep 2 23:03:03 CEST 2009

This is the error generated when running selftest.py :

python/Imaging-1.1.6> python selftest.py
Failure in example: _info(Image.open("Images/lena.jpg"))
from line #24 of selftest.testimage
Exception raised:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./doctest.py", line 499, in _run_examples_inner
    exec compile(source, "<string>", "single") in globs
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "./selftest.py", line 22, in _info
  File "PIL/ImageFile.py", line 180, in load
    d = Image._getdecoder(self.mode, d, a, self.decoderconfig)
  File "PIL/Image.py", line 375, in _getdecoder
    raise IOError("decoder %s not available" % decoder_name)
IOError: decoder jpeg not available
1 items had failures:
   1 of  57 in selftest.testimage
***Test Failed*** 1 failures.
*** 1 tests of 57 failed.

Any suggestions?


Brian Gibbons


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Roger Kornberg Lab
Stanford School of Medicine
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