[magnus@therning.org: Python distutils without python-dev?]

Travis Watkins alleykat at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 20:33:46 CDT 2005

On 7/16/05, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> The python module distutils is part of python2.4 (installed by default
> since ubuntu-desktop needs it), but it seems useless without installing
> python2.4-dev. So, it seems Aunt Tilly get's a worthless distutils
> whether she needs it or not, and if she ever would need it she will see
> the error message:
>  error: invalid Python installation: unable to open /usr/lib/python2.4/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)
> Then Aunt Tilly needs to find out what package contains this makefile
> and install it.
> Is this a bug or not?

If 'Aunt Tilly' needs to use distutils we've already failed.

Travis Watkins

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