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I have compiled and installed python 2.7 on my ubuntu lucid.
But I am unable to install setuptools for python 2.7 because the data decompression module zlib is not present. This is the exact error:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", line 94, in <module> scripts = scripts, File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/distutils/core.py", line 152, in setup dist.run_commands() File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py", line 953, in run_commands self.run_command(cmd) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py", line 972, in run_command cmd_obj.run() File "/home/rohan/setuptools-0.6c11/setuptools/command/install.py", line 76, in run self.do_egg_install() File "/home/rohan/setuptools-0.6c11/setuptools/command/install.py", line 96, in do_egg_install self.run_command('bdist_egg') File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/distutils/cmd.py", line 326, in run_command self.distribution.run_command(command) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py", line 972, in run_command cmd_obj.run() File "/home/rohan/setuptools-0.6c11/setuptools/command/bdist_egg.py", line 236, in run dry_run=self.dry_run, mode=self.gen_header()) File "/home/rohan/setuptools-0.6c11/setuptools/command/bdist_egg.py", line 527, in make_zipfile z = zipfile.ZipFile(zip_filename, mode, compression=compression) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/zipfile.py", line 651, in __init__ "Compression requires the (missing) zlib module" RuntimeError: Compression requires the (missing) zlib module
Also when i try to use setuptools 2.7 .egg, it gives this error:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 1, in <module> zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available
You forgot to install
zlib1g-dev before building Python.
first install the companents with the following command
yum install zlib yum install zlib-devel
then remake python
make make install
Please install this before proceeding.
sudo apt-get install -y make build-essential libssl-dev zlib1g-dev libreadline-dev libbz2-dev libsqlite3-dev wget curl llvm libncurses5-dev
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev
then run in your python folder
My solution to this problem is slightly different only because I was trying to install python on a remote computer which I cannot access as a root user AND has no access to the internet. Here is my slightly modified solution:
- Extract python (ie: tar -xzf Python-3.6.4.tgz)
- Make a directory to house the local python (ie: mkdir localpy)
- Navigate into the Modules/zlib folder in the extracted python directory (ie: cd ./Python-3.6.4/Modules/zlib)
- Configure zlib locally (ie: ./configure –prefix=’/usr/h/testing/localpy’ )
- Make and install zlib (make install)
- Naviage back to the extracted python folder (ie: cd ../../ )
- Configure python locally and point to zlib (ie: ./configure –prefix=’/usr/h/testing/localpy’ –with-zlib=’/usr/h/testing/localpy’)
- Make python (ie: make)
- Install python (ie: make install)
This may not work for everyone, but it worked for me today.