[tahoe-dev] Windows 7 install Error on 1.8
zooko at zooko.com
Mon Oct 4 06:27:41 UTC 2010
Hello Paul Grunwald:
On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Paul Grunwald <pgrunwald at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi All, I wanted to play with this before tying to port to the DLink
Cool! Searching for that name led me to http://wiki.dns323.info which
says that it has 64 MiB RAM. Last time I checked the memory usage of a
Tahoe-LAFS storage server it was about 56 MiB. That was on an x86 CPU
using Python 2.5 or Python 2.4.
> distutils.errors.DistutilsError: Setup script exited with error: Unable to
Sigh. The meaning of this is that it is trying to install some
required library, such as pycryptopp, zfec, pyOpenSSL, PyCrypto, or
Twisted, and it first looked here for a binary package that fits your
operating system and version of Python:
, and not finding such a binary package there it then attempted to
compile it from source, and failed because you don't have a compiler
installed or else the Python "distutils" tool couldn't find your
By the way, I think this is a very common problem for people trying to
use Tahoe-LAFS and I appreciate you reporting it.
I think the next step may be to add code to catch that exception and
report a meaningful error message to the user saying *which* package
it failed to compile and explaining that the only reason it was even
attempting to compile it in the first place is that it didn't find a
Also, to actually get it working for you we need to figure out what
package is missing for your operating system and version of Python and
get someone to build such a package and upload it to that directory.
It is trivial to build a package once you have the compiler and all
that working -- you just run "python setup.py bdist_egg". So if we can
figure out which package is missing we can ask one of our
Windows-using volunteers to build that one.
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