Locating python

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Feb 3 23:41:01 CET 2009

Mike Driscoll 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/setuptools
> http://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..

Easier still:

wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py
/path/to/python ez_setup.py
rm ez_setup.py

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