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how do run setup.py in async_dropbox? #1

andyevil opened this Issue May 30, 2012 · 2 comments


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i download file zip and copy to folder htdocs. but, i run IDLE(Python GUI) error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\dropbox\setup.py", line 6, in
from setuptools import setup, find_packages
ImportError: No module named setuptools

Thanks for any suggest, I'm just beginner:(


bdarnell commented May 30, 2012

A) It looks like you're trying to run setup.py from the dropbox package, not async_dropbox, so you're in the wrong place.

B) The message means you need to install setuptools first: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools (there's also a newer package called "distribute" that replaces setuptools; it will work too)

C) Once you have setuptools installed, you may want to use easy_install (which comes with setuptools) rather than running setup.py manually.

D) I don't think it's a good idea to unzip packages like this in the c:\python27 folder (or in htdocs for that matter). You should probably make a new directory to work in.

@bdarnell bdarnell closed this May 30, 2012

andyevil commented Jun 8, 2012

Thank you! i setup suscess

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