Could not find suitable distribution for Requirement.parse('urllib2')

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Feb 24 09:26:28 EST 2016


On 24/02/2016 14:02, jdege at jdege.us wrote:
> I've been running a simple python program on my Linux Mint 13 box for some years that depends upon https://github.com/ryazwinski/pythings.
>
> I'm currently moving to a new Linux Mint 17 box, and I'm trying to move the program. I'm having a problem with installing python.py.
>
> The package comes with a setup.py:
>
>      from setuptools import setup
>      setup(
>          name='pythings',
>          py_modules=['pythings'],
>          version='0.1',
>          description='Python Library for interfacing with Withings API',
>          install_requires=['simplejson', 'urllib2', 'hashlib'],
>      )
>
>
> When I run the install (sudo python setup.py install) I get an error:
>
>      Could not find suitable distribution for Requirement.parse('urllib2')
>
> Any ideas on how I should proceed? Is there some repository that contains urllib2 that needs to be added to the setuptools configuration?  Is there some new library that has supplanted urllib2?
>
> Help would be appreciated.
>

I'll guess that your new OS is running Python 3 by default, in which 
case urllib2 has gone.  If I'm correct you should to be able to run the 
code through 2to3.

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what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



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