[Mailman-Users] Distutils is not available or is incomplete for /usr/bin/python
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://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg56963.html produces:
mini53:~ paul$ sudo Python -V
sudo: Python: command not found
mini53:~ paul$ sudo python -V
Is the problem in that my partition is case sensitive?
Suggestions as to what I should do?
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
> Have you installed XCode?
> 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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