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Antwort: Distutil install problem ['LBBW': checked]

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what version of python are you using?
I got the same error when invoking a customized, 2-year-old version of
distutils with
python 2.3.3 (instead of 1.5.2, as before). Reason is code in,
using dir() to
look up the attributes of a class instance. But dir() nowadays also returns
the class methods,
__doc__ etc.
Changing this in the old distutils/ made it work for me, again (line
numbers might be slightly
different for you):
< method_basenames = dir(self.metadata) + \
method_basenames = self.metadata.__dict__.keys() + \
I don´t know what PDO is, but maybe it is also shipped including its own
distutils module, still
using the "old" code and you try running it with an new python interpreter?
Then you might either
- change the local distutils as proposed above or
- use the distutils that comes with the newer python versions (renaming
the distutils dir in your PDO
module should trigger this), which is recommended

Good luck

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I just installed a new Linux distribution (MEPIS) and went to install
PDO and got the error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 2, in ?
from distutils.core import setup
ImportError: No module named distutils.core

Undaunted, I downloaded the Distutils package, which is supposed to be
able to install itself with the usual "python install."
However, when I tried this I got a different error:

File "", line 30, in ?
packages = ['distutils', 'distutils.command'],
File "/root/Downloads/Distutils-1.0.2/distutils/", line 101,
in setup
_setup_distribution = dist = klass(attrs)
File "/root/Downloads/Distutils-1.0.2/distutils/", line 130,
in __init__
setattr(self, method_name, getattr(self.metadata, method_name))
AttributeError: DistributionMetadata instance has no attribute

I'm still a newbie to Linux and mostly a newbie to Python (5 months
experience). I have a general idea of what this error means, but I have
no idea how to go about fixing it. I would appreciate any solutions
people could offer.



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