[Pythonmac-SIG] Distutils for research?

Rob Managan managan at llnl.gov
Tue Dec 13 22:22:34 CET 2005

Bob Ippolito gives a simple example of using setuptools to develop 
modules. That got me interested in installing setuptools. I followed 
the instructions for a non-admin OSX user and created a 
.pydistutils.cfg file to point to the site-packages is use with raw 
distutils stuff. Then I tried to use the ex-setup.py file to install 
setuptools and I get this error.

Extracting setuptools-0.6a8-py2.4.egg to 
Installing easy_install script to 
Permission denied

Any idea why it is trying to write to 
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/bin ??

I tried various -d -i options but could not get it to work right.

Any suggestions?

At 12:18 PM -0800 12/13/05, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>  > It's the only good way to compile extensions, which makes it
>>  infinitely useful for extension development as well.
>>  However, setuptools is also useful for pure Python development,
>>  because setup.py develop goes ahead and checks all your dependencies
>>  and adds your working copy to sys.path (ensuring that it doesn't
>>  conflict with something already installed).  Normally I would
>>  manually generate a pth file to add my working copy to sys.path, but
>>  creating a minimal setup.py is easier than dealing with any of that.
>>  It can also create scripts via entry points, which saves more time.
>>  crack:~/src/MyPackage bob$ cd ~
>>  crack:~ bob$ mkdir -p src/MyPackage/MyPackage
>>  crack:~ bob$ cd src/MyPackage
>>  crack:~/src/MyPackage bob$ touch MyPackage/__init__.py
>>  crack:~/src/MyPackage bob$ cat - > setup.py
>  > #!/usr/bin/env python
>>  from setuptools import setup, find_packages
>  > setup(name="MyPackage", version="1.0", packages=find_packages())
>>  crack:~/src/MyPackage bob$ python setup.py develop
>>  running develop
>>  running egg_info
>>  creating MyPackage.egg-info
>>  writing ./MyPackage.egg-info/PKG-INFO
>>  writing top-level names to ./MyPackage.egg-info/top_level.txt
>>  running build_ext
>>  Creating /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/
>>  python2.4/site-packages/MyPackage.egg-link (link to .)
>>  Adding MyPackage 1.0 to easy-install.pth file
>>  Installed /Volumes/Crack/src/MyPackage
>>  Processing dependencies for MyPackage==1.0
>>  crack:~/src/MyPackage bob$ cd ~
>>  crack:~ bob$ python -c "import MyPackage; print MyPackage.__file__"
>  > /Volumes/Crack/src/MyPackage/MyPackage/__init__.py

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