[spambayes-dev] [ spambayes-Support Requests-765306 ] setup.py won't run (Windows)

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Support Requests item #765306, was opened at 2003-07-04 01:18
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Category: Install Problem (example)
Group: None
>Status: Closed
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Chris Caston (caston)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: setup.py won't run (Windows)

Initial Comment:

I am having some trouble just setting up spambayes.

I was able to get it working before but not it seems I am 
having trouble. Today I tried to set it up on someone 
elses machine presumably the same way I had got it 
working before. I created a shortcut to setup.py and 
told it to run with the -b option. 

I got:

c:\python\lib\disutils\dist.py:215 UserWarning: Unknown 
distribution option: 'classifiers' 

usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 
[cmd2_opts] ...]
or:  setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
or: setup.py --help-commands
or: setup.pu cmd --help

error no commands supplied


I was expecting it to start IE and load the beautiful web 
configuration page as it did the first time.

When running the pop and smtp python files (which still 
work) I can connect to the web interface by typing in 

I actually thought that I couldn't an tried it again just as 
I was typing it and it worked. So it may be okay if I can 
just config it from there.

I tried this an got the same thing with  Python-2.2.3 and 

as well as Spambayes:
1.0a3 and 1.0a2

The test machine I'm using is Windows 98 / Outlook 
Express 6

I am also open to suggestions that my approach is 


Chris Caston


>Comment By: Tony Meyer (anadelonbrin)
Date: 2003-07-04 15:35

Logged In: YES 

The -b option to launch the webbrowser should be given to 
pop3proxy or imapfilter, not to setup.py.

To install, what you should do is (in the directory that you 
expanded the archive in) run "setup.py build" and 
then "setup.py install".  This will build anything that needs to 
be built (I'm not sure there is anything, actually), and copy 
the files into the appropriate Python site-packages directory.

Then to configure, run "pop3proxy.py -b", and to 
run, "pop3proxy.py".

Note that there are motions towards making a binary installer 
for pop3proxy (for Windows, at least) that will avoid this 
complicated routine!


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