[PEAK] /usr/lib64 site-packages (was Re: installation troubles)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Feb 9 17:51:58 EST 2006

At 05:04 PM 2/9/2006 -0500, Karl Pietrzak wrote:
>creating /usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6a9-py2.4.egg
>Extracting setuptools-0.6a9-py2.4.egg to /usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages
>Installing easy_install script to /usr/bin
>Installed /usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/setuptools-0.6a9-py2.4.egg

FYI, I just did a bit more research and confirmed this as a packaging 
problem with some 64-bit Python ports; see this thread for some background:


Apparently, none of the Linux vendors that patch Python to install to 
/usr/lib64 catch all of the places that need to be patched.  Some, like 
Fedora, however, patch it enough that I can add a workaround in setuptools 
to address the issue.  I'm working on a candidate fix now.  Are you using a 
Fedora-based distribution, or something else?


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