[Tutor] How to unpack python-dateutil-2.0.tar.gz

Richard D. Moores rdmoores at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 12:57:52 CEST 2012

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 3:47 AM, eryksun <eryksun at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:55 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> So what?  Why should the way that Python software gets installed vary from
>>> version to version?
>> Try it yourself and you'll see.
> The setup.py needs setuptools as per jcoon's answer. For 3.x you need
> to install Distribute, which is a fork of setuptools. The line "from
> setuptools import setup" extensively patches distutils. It then honors
> the option 'install_requires = ["six"]' to fetch and install the
> dependency (this dependency is new to version 2.1) when you run
> "setup.py install". Alternatively, once you have Distribute installed,
> you can add the Scripts directory to the Windows PATH and just
> "easy_install python-dateutil" in an elevated console.

Yes. Thanks to your earlier post I was able to do the installation.


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