distutils.core not in Debian python2.2 package

David M. Cooke cookedm+news at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Jul 21 05:08:57 CEST 2003


At some point, Kent Tenney <kent at NOSPAMspringfed.com> wrote:

> David M. Cooke wrote:
>> At some point, Kent Tenney <kent at NOSPAMspringfed.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Howdy,
>>>
>>>I did;
>>># apt-get install python2.2
>>>
>>># python
>>>Python 2.2.1
>>>...
>>> >>>
>>>
>>>then checked docutils out of CVS
>>>and did;
>>>
>>>docutils# python ./setup.py install
>>>
>>>ImportError: No module named distutils.core
>>>
>>>How do I install distutils?
>> Install the python2.2-dev package.
>
> It surprises me to find distutils in a package described as:
>
> "Header files and a static library for Python (v2.2)"
>
> Kent


Except in the extended description, where it says
"""
 Includes the python distutils, which were in a separate package up to
 version 1.5.2.
"""

In general, if you need to compile, or develop, you need the
corresponding *-dev packages.

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