[Tutor] [OT] How to report issues with Standard library modules

Liam Clarke ml.cyresse at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 02:23:27 CET 2006

Hi all,

After having a frustrating night last night trying to install pyid3lib
on XP, which I think is due to something in distutils.core, I'm
wondering how I should report it.

I have the dotNET framework 2.0 installed, which should give distutils
access to the MSVC++ compiler, but it's searching for the 1.1
framework, and so tells me I have no dotNET install.

This is a pain in the donkey synonym, but after some mucking about
trying to compile the extension myself (which never quite worked) I
found that you can specify a different compiler, so I tried mingw32.
Unfortunately, that errored to the extent that where the error started
exceeded my console buffer, even when set to max.

So... does anyone know how to pipe stderr in a cmd.exe console to a file?
foo.exe > bob.txt only pipes stdout, stderr is still hitting the screen.

Secondly, how and where do bug reports go? I thought I'd ask here
because I want to avoid the "noob" comments and "use a real OS"

(In the end I gave up and downloaded ATAudio from Plone which had a
compiled copy of eyeD3 in it.)

I now understand the pain that Linux users feel when they have to deal
with software that assumes everyone loves dialogs.


Liam Clarke

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