After installing setuptools and attempting to use easy_install to
install a library, I get this error:

>
> /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/setuptools/package_index.py:7:
> DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead
> from md5 import md5
> 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:
> '/usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/test-easy-install-25679.pth'
>
> The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix,
> or
> the distutils default setting) was:
>
> /usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/
>
> This directory does not currently exist. Please create it and try
> again, or
> choose a different installation directory (using the -d or
> --install-dir
> option).
> ]


I can create symbolic links in /usr/local to just /usr, (which
shouldnt' be necessary, but if I do that, I get an equally catastrophic,
even more difficult to explain error as easy_install does its path
processing.

I'm using python 2.6 (which seemed to be what came on my install)

Should I switch versions? What gives?

THanks!

-R


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