[PyPy-issue] [issue702] Can't easy_install pip on Windows

Antonio Cuni pypy-dev-issue at codespeak.net
Mon May 2 17:47:42 CEST 2011

Antonio Cuni <anto.cuni at gmail.com> added the comment:

I think it's really a fault of pip, not pypy.  The problem is that pip's
setup.py tries to read docs/index.txt, and it assumes that the current working
directory is the same as the one where setup.py resides.
Depending on various things, easy_install might call setup.py from a different
cwd, hence the error.

For example, I managed to get the very same error on linux by running
easy_install -b build pip.

Fortunately, you can still install pip by following these instructions, i.e. by
running the get-pip.py script:

status: chatting -> wontfix

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