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Tom Stambaugh tms at
Mon Mar 17 13:17:23 CET 2008

"Duncan Booth" <duncan.booth at> wrote in message 
news:Xns9A64693269C16duncanbooth at
> I've also just spent a while getting simplejson 1.7.4 to install on a 
> (non-
> windows) system without a C compiler.
> The trick is to unzip the tar file and then before you try to install it
> delete everything in simplejson.egg-info. Then ' install' will run
> to completion and while it warns about 'speedups are not enabled.' it
> doesn't take it as fatal error.
> Without this step it preserves the reference to native_libs.txt in
> SOURCES.txt even though the native_libs.txt file itself gets deleted.

I had no trouble getting it to install without the speedups -- but the 
primary reason I upgraded was to take advantage of the speedups!

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