How do I manually uninstall setuptools (installed by egg)?

Chris Rebert clp at
Wed Dec 10 04:04:22 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 6:49 PM,  <excord80 at> wrote:
> On Ubuntu, I accidentally manually installed setuptools
> (by running the .egg file
> as a shell script via sudo), and now realize I should just be using
> apt to take care of my system Python packages.

Really, why? setuptools has more Python packages/programs available
and updates faster than Debian.
It's also likely that some of the Debian Python packages are installed
using setuptools anyway.
So, why do you think apt and not setuptools is The Right Way(tm)?


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