[Image-SIG] Natty: Python Imaging Library in a virtualenv - no JPEG or PNG support

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Mon May 9 19:01:55 CEST 2011

On 5/9/11 9:34 AM, George V. Reilly wrote:

> We build our Python web services in a virtualenv with all external
> packages stored locally.
> $ easy_install -v --install-dir ~/temp/site-packages --find-links ~/PIL\
>    --allow-hosts=None --always-unzip Imaging

PIL is know to have issues with setuptools, and, I think virtualenv. See 


The first thing I'd try is a straight:

setup.py build

install, without virtualenv

That will tell you whether it is a setuptools and/or virtualenv issue.

Some googling will get you other hints, or maybe it's as simple as:

easy_install pillow


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