Locating python

David Sevilla sevillad at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 23:34:07 CET 2009


On Feb 3, 11:24 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 3, 3:24 pm, David Sevilla <sevil... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Hi,
>
> > Apologies if this was answered somewhere else, I have not found
> > anything similar anywhere.
>
> > I have SUSE 11.0 and I am trying to install a program called
> > mnemosyne. I need easy_install for this, for which I installed
> > setuptools through yast2. But when I run easy_install for the final
> > installation, I get an error like this:
>
> > [...]
> > [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-
> > packages/test-easy-install-3728.pth'
>
> > The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix,
> > or the distutils default setting) was:
>
> >     /usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/
>
> > This directory does not currently exist. [...]
>
> > From what I have gathered by reading here and there, it seems that the
> > actual path for site-packages is not the place where it is being
> > looked for. Sure enough, I have /usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-
> > packages/ . What worries me is that there is no file called test*
> > there, and I am not even able to find the site.py file mentioned in
> > site-packages/README. I suspect that I have two concurrent
> > installations or something like that (I do have python and python2.5
> > inside /usr/lib). How do I untangle this? Or at least how do I get
> > easy_install to find the right place?
>
> > Thanks a lot,
>
> > David
>
> I would get setuptools from the official source:
>
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptoolshttp://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools
>
> Install it using the python of your choice. You may have to pass a
> full path to the python "binary" to make sure you're using the right
> one. So, after downloading and decompressing the setuptools package,
> change directory into it. Then run something like this:
>
> /path/to/python setup.py install
>
> I think that will work...of course, your mileage may vary. I haven't
> used SUSE. Doesn't SUSE have a package manager like Ubuntu's apt-get?
> You might be able to just use that too..
>
> Mike

Actually, a manual installation is probably the best thing to do,
since I did use the SUSE package manager (yast2) to install setuptools
and never had a chance to choose installation paths.

Thanks,

David



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