Many python packages (and some required for Askbot) are distributed via distutils - what if I don't have this tool? How do I install it?
What to do if I don't have administrator privilege?
first check - maybe you already have easy_install?
which easy_install. If some path is printed - probably you don't need to go through this (but there may be a case when you have a wrong version of easy_install - and then you will need to address this issue. This may happen if you have more than one version of python on the same system.)
Source code installation will work on all systems and will adapt to your version of Python.
Download source distribution of Distutils from http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools (file with extension
.tar.gz). For example (version current at the time of this writing):
unzip the file, go inside the source directory:
tar xvfz setuptools-0.6c11.tar.gz cd setuptools-0.6c11
install the package (assuming you are logged in as root)
python setup.py install
If you do not have root privilege some more work will need to be done (only once though)
Which version of python do you have? Let's assume it's 2.4.
mkdir /path/to/your/python-packages #assuming that directory /path/to/your and is yours mkdir /path/to/your/python-packages/lib mkdir /path/to/your/python-packages/lib/python2.4/ mkdir /path/to/your/python-packages/lib/python2.4/site-packages PYTHONPATH=/path/to/your/python-packages/lib/python2.4/site-packages export PYTHONPATH python setup.py install --prefix=/path/to/your/python-packages
That's it. You can now
easy_install python modules!
One more thing - you will need to add path to easy_install to your system path variable (will update the post in a bit).
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Asked: 2010-04-20 06:29:10 -0500
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Last updated: Apr 20 '10