Hello, First of all, unix is very new to me, I'm sorry if I may sound boring with my questions. I've just came to webfaction especially to be able to run OSQA. Webfaction was recommended by OSQA affiliate link on the homepage. "We recommend WebFaction for OSQA hosting. For under $10/month their reliable servers get the job done." They also have a wiki with step by step guide into installing OSQA on Webfaction; but the first step with installing libraries came with errors:

easy_install-2.6 django
error: can't create or remove files in install directory

The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the
installation directory:

    [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/ciudy/lib/python2.6/test-easy-install-2316.pth'

The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or
the distutils default setting) was:


This directory does not currently exist.  Please create it and try again, or
choose a different installation directory (using the -d or --install-dir

Maybe is there someone here kind enough to explain me what I have to do? Am I missing something? Thank you

asked 17 Jan '11, 15:20

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edited 17 Jan '11, 15:21

The problem is the python2.6 directory doesn't exist yet. You can create it by logging in to the server and entering:

mkdir ~/lib/python2.6

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answered 17 Jan '11, 16:00

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Thank you for your reply

I've managed to install the libraries, to configure everything, but when I try to populate the database ( as explained in OSQA's wiki) I get the following:

ciudy is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.

The command was :

sudo python2.6 manage.py syncdb --all

I believe I don't have permissions to do that. Is there any other way ?

Thanks again

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answered 18 Jan '11, 06:19

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edited 18 Jan '11, 06:20

You shouldn't sudo anything, ever.

Just repeat the command without the sudo and you should be good :)

(18 Jan '11, 06:27) David L ♦♦ David%20L's gravatar image

Finally, a friend install it for me. Thanks everyone

(18 Jan '11, 07:46) Ciudy Ciudy's gravatar image
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