[Mailman-Users] Distutils is not available or is incomplete for /usr/bin/python

Paul Kleeberg paul at fpen.org
Sat Apr 6 17:51:49 CEST 2013

Odd how things come back again.

Searching for a solution to a problem I am having with a clean install, I found this.  Apparently this problem was solved for me almost 4 years ago for me by installing Xcode.  Now it is not.

I have a clean install of MacOSX 10.8.3 server, downloaded Xcode 4.6.1 from the App Store and installed it.  Was following the instructions on Allen's post http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2013-March/074888.html and when I went to run:

	./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mailman --with-cgi-gid=_www --with-mail-gid=_mailman

Got the message:

	***** Distutils is not available or is incomplete for /usr/bin/python 


Searching the Xcode documentation for distutils, I find:

	The Python modules included in the standard package for OS X are the following:
	•  bdist_mpkg — Builds OS X installer packages from distutils

So I assume it should be in there.  Interestingly the command found in http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg56963.html produces:

	mini53:~ paul$ sudo Python -V
	sudo: Python: command not found


	mini53:~ paul$ sudo python -V
	Python 2.7.2

Is the problem in that my partition is case sensitive?

Suggestions as to what I should do?

Paul Kleeberg
paul at fpen.org

On Dec 14, 2009, at 11:05 AM, Jerry Stratton <jerry at sandiego.edu> wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2009, at 8:39 AM, Paul Kleeberg wrote:
>> Distutils is not available or is incomplete for /usr/bin/python
> http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Distutils+is+not+available+or+is+incomplete+for+/usr/bin/python&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
> Have you installed XCode?
> Jerry
> On Windows, use Alt-PrtScr to take a screenshot; you can then paste it into an e-mail message.
> On Mac OS X, use Command-Shift-3 to take a screenshot (or if you only want to send a single window, use Command-Shift-4, position the mouse over the window you want, and then use the space bar). This will create a file on your desktop that you can drag into any document, such as an e-mail message.
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