serious Python-2.7.2-12.x86_64 crash...

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Apr 13 07:16:05 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-04-10 at 23:58 -0700, Rob Healey wrote:
> Greetings:
> Major crash!  Please fix before releasing Fedora 17....
> Here is what I received on my terminal window regarding this crash...
> [Frog at FartingSalmon gep-026]$ pysetup run sdist
> running sdist
> running check
> invalid Python installation: unable to open
> /usr/lib/python2.7/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)

That's not a crash. That's a third-party tool making an apparently
unreliable assumption about what files will be present where in a
typical Python installation.

python-libs contains $libdir/python2.7/config/Makefile . I suspect
either you don't have python-libs installed, or the script you're
running is erroneously assuming that all distros use /usr/lib even on
x86_64 installs. If yours is an x86_64 install, this is likely the
source of the problem; you should ask upstream of whatever 'gep' is to
fix their script to look in /usr/lib64 when appropriate.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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