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I'm trying to install Askbot. I added a new Django application and tried to do it according to documentation in https://docs.webfaction.com/software/python.html#installing-python-packages:

PYTHONPATH=$HOME/webapps/askbot/lib/python2.7 easy_install-2.7 --install-dir=$HOME/webapps/askbot/lib/python2.7 --script-dir=$HOME/webapps/askbot/bin askbot

This tells me to upgrade setuptools:

The required version of setuptools (>=18.2) is not available,
and can't be installed while this script is running. Please
install a more recent version first, using
'easy_install -U setuptools'.

So I try to upgrade setuptools likewise:

PYTHONPATH=$HOME/webapps/askbot/lib/python2.7 easy_install-2.7 --install-dir=$HOME/webapps/askbot/lib/python2.7 --script-dir=$HOME/webapps/askbot/bin -U setuptools

But this does not work - I get this error:

ImportError: <module 'setuptools.dist' from '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/dist.pyc'> has no 'check_specifier' attribute

Any enlightenment please! :-)

Thank you, Stephan

asked 01 Oct, 15:30

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Install it using the alternative method outlined in their docs,

wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/46/33/a8d578a8c04a3f90d2ebad9cbc3e9fcce2f233ca515b5f7837566f0825f2/askbot-0.10.2.tar.gz
tar -xf askbot-0.10.2.tar.gz 
cd askbot-0.10.2
python2.7 setup.py install
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answered 01 Oct, 21:59

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