distutils working only with python-devel
kparal at redhat.com
Thu Nov 5 14:12:55 UTC 2009
When you try to use distutils to install python module or
application, you receive a following error:
# python setup.py install
error: invalid Python installation: unable to open /usr/lib64/python2.6/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)
The problem is that you don't have python-devel package
installed. My question is - is that right? Why should a
common user install devel packages to be able to install
python apps? Not mentioning cryptic error message (not
everyone will guess that).
Similar problem is for easy_install, it is located in the
I have looked at Ubuntu, the no problems there, everything
needed in non-devel packages.
Thanks for comments.
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