[Mailman-Developers] Error in Archive unpack while setting up mailman client 1.0.0

Florian Fuchs flo.fuchs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 20:23:03 CET 2013

Hi Mahendra,

this seems to be caused by the "mocker" library being distributed as a
bzip2 archive. A while ago another developer ran into the same problem and
solved it by installing bzip2 separately and then switching to python 2.6
(IIRC). Obviously being stuck with py2.6 is a less then ideal solution, but
if you can wait a little: I am currently doing some work on mailman.client
to prepare for the Pycon development sprints starting on monday. Part of
that work is replacing the "mocker" library with another one called "mock",
which is distributed as a less exotic gzipped tarball. This is no solution
for your general problem installing bzipped python packages, but at least
it will most probably solve this particular issue...

I'll post a message here when I'm done...


2013/3/14 mahendra singh meena <mahendra007.s at gmail.com>

> This is my first time I am setting up mailman.Using step-by-step
> procedure from
> http://wiki.list.org/display/DEV/A+5+minute+guide+to+get+the+Mailman+web+UI+running
> when i am doing :-
> $ cd mailman.client
> $ python setup.py develop
> I am gettin following error :-
> ...
> Processing mocker-1.1.1.tar.bz2
> error: Not a recognized archive type:
> /tmp/easy_install-kM8hYI/mocker-1.1.1.tar.bz2
> Any clue how to solve this ?
> I asked the same on irc but i feel its quite inactive might be due to
> the time-zone difference with other developers.
> One more thing that I noticed during the same step is when it
> downloads mocker and other requirements using script
> python2.7/site-packages/distribute-0.6.10-py2.7.egg/setuptools/package_index.py
> It takes proxy not into account when opening url in
> open_with_auth(url).So, I think we shall modify it to take proxy
> option also.
> Please guide me if I have skipped any point or taken a wrong step.
> Regards
> Mahendra
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