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Installing simplejson issues

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I am trying to install the twitter python wrapper...I got that
installed just fine, but am having serious troubles getting the
simplejson package to install. I need help diagnosing where this is
failing. I am trying to use:

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/simplejson

and I run "python setup.py build" and then "python setup.py install",
which both seem to work just fine.

I tried running with easy_install, but that too is not working. I end
up with:

simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg

in my:

/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-
packages/

I am on Mac OS X 10.5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mar 28 '08 #1
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En Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:14:07 -0300, <bl******@gmail.comescribió:
I am trying to install the twitter python wrapper...I got that
installed just fine, but am having serious troubles getting the
simplejson package to install. I need help diagnosing where this is
failing. I am trying to use:

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/simplejson

and I run "python setup.py build" and then "python setup.py install",
which both seem to work just fine.
I don't understand - if it worked fine, what's the problem?
I tried running with easy_install, but that too is not working. I end
up with:

simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg

in my:

/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-
packages/

I am on Mac OS X 10.5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And then you import simplejson and it fails? Or what?

--
Gabriel Genellina

Mar 28 '08 #2

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On Mar 28, 1:57*pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-...@yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
En Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:14:07 -0300, <blwat...@gmail.comescribió:
I am trying to install the twitter python wrapper...I got that
installed just fine, but am having serious troubles getting the
simplejson package to install. *I need help diagnosing where this is
failing. *I am trying to use:
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/simplejson
and I run "python setup.py build" and then "python setup.py install",
which both seem to work just fine.

I don't understand - if it worked fine, what's the problem?
I tried running with easy_install, but that too is not working. *I end
up with:
simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg
in my:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-
packages/
I am on Mac OS X 10.5. *Any help would be greatly appreciated.

And then you import simplejson and it fails? Or what?

--
Gabriel Genellina
Yes, when I try to import simplejson, it fails
>>import simplejson
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#284>", line 1, in <module>
import simplejson
ImportError: No module named simplejson

there is not simplejson.py anywhere on my machine. I understand that
I am new to python and trying to make heads or tails of what has
happened with this install process. Any help is appreciated.
Mar 29 '08 #3

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bl******@gmail.com schrieb:
I am trying to install the twitter python wrapper...I got that
installed just fine, but am having serious troubles getting the
simplejson package to install. I need help diagnosing where this is
failing. I am trying to use:

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/simplejson

and I run "python setup.py build" and then "python setup.py install",
which both seem to work just fine.

I tried running with easy_install, but that too is not working. I end
up with:

simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg

in my:

/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-
packages/

I am on Mac OS X 10.5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Go to the turbogears file section and download an appropriate version of
simplejson:

http://www.turbogears.org/download/filelist.html

I presume sj-1.7.4 is sufficient.

Alternatively, be gentle to your unixish OS that OS X is, and install
XCode. Which will install the whole GCC chain, making your OS a
respected member of OS-community - as every system should be able to
compile C-code, in which itself has been written.

Then the install should work as well.

Diez
Mar 29 '08 #4

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On Mar 29, 3:48*pm, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de...@nospam.web.dewrote:
blwat...@gmail.com schrieb:
I am trying to install the twitter python wrapper...I got that
installed just fine, but am having serious troubles getting the
simplejson package to install. *I need help diagnosing where this is
failing. *I am trying to use:
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/simplejson
and I run "python setup.py build" and then "python setup.py install",
which both seem to work just fine.
I tried running with easy_install, but that too is not working. *I end
up with:
simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg
in my:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-
packages/
I am on Mac OS X 10.5. *Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Go to the turbogears file section and download an appropriate version of
simplejson:

http://www.turbogears.org/download/filelist.html

I presume sj-1.7.4 is sufficient.

Alternatively, be gentle to your unixish OS that OS X is, and install
XCode. Which will install the whole GCC chain, making your OS a
respected member of OS-community - as every system should be able to
compile C-code, in which itself has been written.

Then the install should work as well.

Diez
I have already installed XCode...my compiel did not break the way the
above did.

I have grabbed the .egg file for simplejson 1.7.4 for Mac OS X 10.5 at
the above link you provided - it has a simplejson dir, with the exact
files that are in my simplejson directory for 1.8.1 (except none of
my .py files have been compiled down to bytecode).

I tried to add the directory "/<somepath>/simplejson" to my sys.path
in the interpreter, hoping that the call to import simplejson would
work if the dir was there, even though simplejson.py did not exist is
that dir, but the encoder, decoder, jsonfilter and scanner .py files
were all there.

My problem is that the call "import simplejson" fails. How can I make
that call work?

Thanks in advance.

Mar 29 '08 #5

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En Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:54:36 -0300, <bl******@gmail.comescribió:
I tried to add the directory "/<somepath>/simplejson" to my sys.path
in the interpreter, hoping that the call to import simplejson would
work if the dir was there, even though simplejson.py did not exist is
that dir, but the encoder, decoder, jsonfilter and scanner .py files
were all there.

My problem is that the call "import simplejson" fails. How can I make
that call work?
simplejson is a package (a directory with an __init__.py), not a module;
don't look for simplejson.py
Its *parent* directory must be in sys.path for Python to find it. Try
copying the simplejson directory below site-packages (which should be
already in sys.path)

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Gabriel Genellina

Mar 30 '08 #6

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On Mar 29, 6:42*pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-...@yahoo.com.ar>
wrote:
En Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:54:36 -0300, <blwat...@gmail.comescribió:
I tried to add the directory "/<somepath>/simplejson" to my sys.path
in the interpreter, hoping that the call to import simplejson would
work if the dir was there, even though simplejson.py did not exist is
that dir, but the encoder, decoder, jsonfilter and scanner .py files
were all there.
My problem is that the call "import simplejson" fails. *How can I make
that call work?

simplejson is a package (a directory with an __init__.py), not a module; *
don't look for simplejson.py
Its *parent* directory must be in sys.path for Python to find it. Try *
copying the simplejson directory below site-packages (which should be *
already in sys.path)

--
Gabriel Genellina
Gabriel -

First, thanks for the help. You have solved one problem but created a
new one. Isn't that always how it works?

So I copied over the dir, and now I get this error when trying to
import simplejson:

<being error>
The following error occurred while trying to extract file(s) to the
Python egg
cache:

[Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/bwatson/.python-eggs/
simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg-tmp/simplejson/tmpJVSqa_.
$extract'

The Python egg cache directory is currently set to:

/Users/bwatson/.python-eggs

Perhaps your account does not have write access to this directory?
You can
change the cache directory by setting the PYTHON_EGG_CACHE environment
variable to point to an accessible directory.
<end error>

So I went looking for that egg...the following exists in my frameworks
dir:

simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg

I hate eggs...I am stuck again. Any ideas?
Mar 30 '08 #7

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En Sun, 30 Mar 2008 00:39:58 -0300, <bl******@gmail.comescribió:
First, thanks for the help. You have solved one problem but created a
new one. Isn't that always how it works?
Ouch - yes, sometimes :(
So I copied over the dir, and now I get this error when trying to
import simplejson:

<being error>
The following error occurred while trying to extract file(s) to the
Python egg
cache:[error messages snipped]
So I went looking for that egg...the following exists in my frameworks
dir:

simplejson-1.8.1-py2.5-macosx-10.3-fat.egg

I hate eggs...I am stuck again. Any ideas?
I'd remove the egg and all references to it from easy_install.pth, and use
the simplejson directory from the source distribution (.tar.gz), as I
suggested on a previous message.
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Gabriel Genellina

Mar 30 '08 #8

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Rock and roll baby!!! Thanks so much. It took some doing, but many
thanks!!!!
Mar 30 '08 #9

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