PDFMiner install question

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 17 23:03:37 CET 2013


On 17/12/2013 20:59, Jason Mellone wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:53:24 PM UTC-5, Jason Mellone wrote:
>> On Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:32:56 PM UTC-5, MRAB wrote:
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>>> On 17/12/2013 20:06, Jason Mellone wrote:
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>>>> Hello,
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>>>> I have python up and running using the exact setup as recommended by http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
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>>>> I am now trying to use pdfminer.
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>>>> I have python here:
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>>>> C:\USERS\Python27
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>>>> using "import os", i am able to cwd to C:\users\python where i have C:\users\python\pdfminer-master\.
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>>>> when i navigate to the child directory and run "setup.py install" i get the following issue:
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>>>>>>> setup.py install
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>>>>     File "<stdin>", line 1
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>>>>       setup.py install
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>>>>                      ^
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>>>> i have no idea why, any input?
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>>>> thanks!
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>>> Do you really have the ">>>" prompt? If yes, then you're asking Python
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>>> to run a console (OS) command.
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>>> You should be running "setup.py install" in a console ("Command
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>>> Prompt") window, something like:
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>>> cd C:\users\python\pdfminer-master
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>>> C:\USERS\Python27\python.exe \setup.py install
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>> ok makes sense.
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>> i am running now from command line and get the following:
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>> P:\>C:\USERS\Python27\python.exe C:\users\Python27\pdfminer-master\setup.py inst
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>> all
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>> running install
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>> running build
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>> running build_py
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>> error: package directory 'pdfminer' does not exist
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>> P:\>
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> also this is my dir:
> P:\>dir C:\users\python27\pdfminer-master
>   Volume in drive C has no label.
>   Volume Serial Number is B825-02BA
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>   Directory of C:\users\python27\pdfminer-master
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> 17/12/2013  02:55 PM    <DIR>          .
> 17/12/2013  02:55 PM    <DIR>          ..
> 17/12/2013  02:48 PM    <DIR>          cmaprsrc
> 17/12/2013  02:48 PM    <DIR>          docs
> 26/11/2013  04:35 AM             1,723 Makefile
> 26/11/2013  04:35 AM               111 MANIFEST.in
> 17/12/2013  03:49 PM    <DIR>          pdfminer
> 26/11/2013  04:35 AM             5,311 README.md
> 17/12/2013  02:48 PM    <DIR>          samples
> 26/11/2013  04:35 AM             1,384 setup.py
> 17/12/2013  02:48 PM    <DIR>          tools
>                 4 File(s)          8,529 bytes
>                 7 Dir(s)  26,006,282,240 bytes free
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> P:\>
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Hi, glad to see you're making some progress :)  You're likely to get 
more offers of assistance if you read and action this 
https://wiki.python.org/moin/GoogleGroupsPython to prevent us seeing the 
double line spacing above, thanks.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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