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Issue 14: Versions after 1.9 fail to install on Windows
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Status:  Fixed
Owner:  ----
Closed:  Sep 2008

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Reported by, Aug 17, 2008
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. easy_install simplejson

Get the following error:
WARNING: The C extension could not be compiled, speedups are not enabled.
Failure information, if any, is above.
I'm retrying the build without the C extension now.
error: Setup script exited with error: can't copy 'simplejson.egg-
info\native_libs.txt': doesn't exist or not a regular file

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?
* 1.9.1 & 1.9.2, on Windows Vista 64. Installed into clean virtual_env; 
there is no corruption with other packages.

Aug 19, 2008
This is due to a setuptools bug:

simplejson could actually workaround the problem by deleting the native_libs.txt from its distributed .tar.gz's on 
Cheeseshop, but that's totally lame.

If you want this fixed sooner or later, all I can suggest is to harass Philip J Eby to release a new setuptools with 
the fix -- either on distutils-sig or that ticket =]
Sep 2, 2008
Note that the setuptools issue has been closed without a fix.
Sep 2, 2008
It appears a fix for the setuptools root cause has been committed
Sep 23, 2008
Project Member #4
1.9.3 was uploaded without native_libs.txt
Status: Fixed
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