ImportError: No module named setuptools #506

photonxp opened this Issue Apr 8, 2012 · 3 comments

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Not sure whether this is a bug.
What is the right way? Or is there any workaround?

$ pip --version
pip 1.1.post1 from /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip-1.1.post1-py2.6.egg (python 2.6)

$sudo pip install --log=pip_askbot.log -t . askbot
Running install for nose
Installing nosetests-2.6 script to /tmp/tmpYlFQgm/bin
Installing nosetests script to /tmp/tmpYlFQgm/bin
Running install for python-daemon
Running install for python-dateutil
Running install for anyjson
Running install for kombu
Running install for pyparsing
Found existing installation: setuptools 0.6c11
Uninstalling setuptools:
Successfully uninstalled setuptools
Running install for setuptools
Installing easy_install script to /tmp/tmpYlFQgm/bin
Installing easy_install-2.6 script to /tmp/tmpYlFQgm/bin
Running install for lockfile
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
ImportError: No module named setuptools
Complete output from command /usr/bin/python2.6 -c "import setuptools;file='/home/linnanxp/django_projects/askbot1/build/lockfile/';exec(compile(open(file).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), file, 'exec'))" install --single-version-externally-managed --record /tmp/pip-kDwnos-record/install-record.txt --home=/tmp/tmpYlFQgm:
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "", line 1, in


Pip depends on and requires setuptools. Is setuptools installed in your Python? What do you get from python -c "import setuptools"?


In my case, the strange thing is that pip tries to uninstall setuptools and then tries to install it again, as the message showed above

Python Packaging Authority member

As far as I can tell this is an ancient bug that is no longer valid. If you're still getting this error please recomment and we can reopen.

@dstufft dstufft closed this Jan 30, 2014
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