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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Fri Apr 13 09:31:17 UTC 2012

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> 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.

I've seen this on F17 as well. There was something that changed from
F-16 to F-17 regarding 32/64 bit stuff that corrected something that
was wrong, I'm not sure what the exact issue was because I'm not a
python programmer but it's a bug in the app.


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