[PythonCAD] distutils.core issue on installation

Art Haas ahaas at airmail.net
Mon May 17 10:01:59 EDT 2004

On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 09:35:22AM -0400, Sergio Hernandez wrote:
> Hi!
> I have some free time now, to test some cad programs under Linux, so I'm
> trying to install the last release of PythonCAD. I've yet installed the
> python2.2, gtk2.0 and it's dependencies, and the pygtk packages on my
> Debian Woody. But when I try to run ~# python setup.py install, as is
> indicated in the INSTALL intructions, I get the following message:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "setup.py", line 10, in ?
>     from distutils.core import setup
> ImportError: No module named distutils.core
> I'm not a programmer, just a cad user, interested in linux developes, so
> I don't kow how to solve this issue.
> Can you help me please?


The 'distutils' stuff is part of Python. Perhaps you need to install the
'python2.2-dev' package? A quick 'apt-cache search python' on my machine
lists _lots_ of Python 2.2 pacakges, and the '-dev' package looks like a
likely candidate to contain the 'distutils' files.

If you already have the '-dev' package installed, then I'm not sure what
to try. An e-mail to the Debian-python list may be needed, or perhaps
searching that archive's mailing list may help.

Art Haas

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities
the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.

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