py2exe and distutils

Maxim Demenko mdemenko at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 15:27:24 CET 2009


Hi,
i have installed Python 2.5.4 on WinXP, setuptools-0.6c9 and py2exe 0.6.9
Now i can't list installed modules, here is the stacktrace:



help> modules

Please wait a moment while I gather a list of all available modules...

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\site.py", line 346, in __call__
     return pydoc.help(*args, **kwds)
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1649, in __call__
     self.interact()
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1667, in interact
     self.help(request)
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1683, in help
     elif request == 'modules': self.listmodules()
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1804, in listmodules
     ModuleScanner().run(callback)
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\pydoc.py", line 1855, in run
     for importer, modname, ispkg in pkgutil.walk_packages():
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\lib\pkgutil.py", line 110, in walk_packages
     __import__(name)
   File 
"C:\Programme\Python25\Lib\site-packages\setuptools\__init__.py", line 
2, in <module>
     from setuptools.extension import Extension, Library
   File 
"C:\Programme\Python25\Lib\site-packages\setuptools\extension.py", line 
2, in <module>
     from dist import _get_unpatched
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\Lib\site-packages\setuptools\dist.py", 
line 27, in <module>
     _Distribution = _get_unpatched(_Distribution)
   File "C:\Programme\Python25\Lib\site-packages\setuptools\dist.py", 
line 23, in _get_unpatched
     "distutils has already been patched by %r" % cls
AssertionError: distutils has already been patched by <class 
py2exe.Distribution at 0x011B4F90>

Any suggestion, how to fix this issue?

Best regards

Maxim



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