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How do I work around the "TypeError: dist must be a Distribution instance" problem when following the Swift-all-in-one instructions [closed]

asked 2013-09-27 04:11:20 -0600

Mark Parker gravatar image

I was following the instructions on this page:

on a fresh Ubuntu 12.04.3 and all was fine until the line:

cd ~/swift; sudo python develop; cd -

when I got a lot of messages ending in the error:

TypeError: dist must be a Distribution instance

I googled the error and saw some discussion but nothing has got me over this problem.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by koolhead17
close date 2013-11-11 04:32:44.874098


I'm getting the same thing with the unified CLI running 13.04. It seems like this is a incompatibility with setuptools, but I can't figure out a way around it. The funning thing is the dist object seems to be an instance of Distribution at that point.

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answered 2013-10-01 20:34:48 -0600

torgomatic gravatar image

If you first install dnspython with pip, then run develop, it may work.

I have no idea why; this is something I discovered by trial and error.

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Thanks, that fixed it. I actually had to do a "pip install dnspython --upgrade" because I already had dnspython installed but an old version. I also had to do something first to make pip work but there are not enough characters allowed in this box to describe that.

Mark Parker gravatar imageMark Parker ( 2013-10-02 04:29:27 -0600 )edit

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