Can't get odtwriter to work

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Wed Mar 31 00:20:29 CEST 2010


On 2010-03-30, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:

> I just installed odtwriter 1.3d on a Gentoo system running Python
> 2.6.4.  I used the normal "python setup.py build" then "python
> setup.py install" method. But, odtwriter doesn't seem to work:
>
>     rst2odt.py --help
>
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "/usr/bin/rst2odt.py", line 5, in <module>
>         pkg_resources.run_script('odtwriter==1.3d', 'rst2odt.py')
>       File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pkg_resources.py", line 461, in run_script
>         self.require(requires)[0].run_script(script_name, ns)
>       File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pkg_resources.py", line 1194, in run_script
>         execfile(script_filename, namespace, namespace)
>       File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/odtwriter-1.3d-py2.6.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/rst2odt.py", line 21, in <module>
>         from docutils.writers.odtwriter import Writer, Reader
>     ImportError: No module named odtwriter
>
> I verified that I have docutils installed:
>
>     Python 2.6.4 (r264:75706, Mar  1 2010, 10:33:43) 
>     [GCC 4.1.2 (Gentoo 4.1.2 p1.1)] on linux2
>     Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>     >>> import docutils
>     >>> docutils
>     <module 'docutils' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/docutils/__init__.pyc'>
>
> What am I doing wrong?    

I'm not sure what/if I did wrong when installing docutils/odtwriter,
but I managed to make it work by manually copying everything from

  /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/odtwriter-1.3d-py2.6.egg/docutils/writers

    to

  /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/docutils/writers 

I think that means that odtwriter's setup.py is old/broken, but I
don't know enough to fix it...

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