[SciPy-user] distutils problem on cvs install under python 2.3

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Wed Feb 4 13:39:57 CST 2004

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Christopher Fonnesbeck wrote:

> When I attempt a build of the latest cvs on a clean Debian Linux 
> install of python2.3, I get this old error message:
> chris at redhead:/usr/src/scipy$ python setup.py build
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "setup.py", line 25, in ?
>      from scipy_distutils.core import setup
>    File "scipy_core/scipy_distutils/core.py", line 1, in ?
>      from distutils.core import *
> ImportError: No module named distutils.core

Could you verify that adding `import distutils` before the line #1
fixes this import error?

> I thought this bug in distutils was squashed long ago. Am I missing 
> something here?

Strange, I am on debian too with Python 2.3.3 and I don't get this error.
Btw, do you have write permissions to 
/usr/src/scipy/scipy_core/scipy_distutils directory? I noticed that
the traceback comes from .py file and not from .pyc file.


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