[PEAK] ez_setup on 64-bit linux problem

Viren Shah vshah at virtc.com
Thu Sep 29 09:49:09 EDT 2005

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   I'm running a 64-bit Fedora Core 3 with python 2.3.4. I'm trying to 
install setuptools to use with Trac, and get the following error:

  [root at Mrdumpling ~]$ python ez_setup.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "ez_setup.py", line 206, in ?
   File "ez_setup.py", line 141, in main
     from setuptools.command.easy_install import main
OverflowError: signed integer is greater than maximum

I get the same type of error if I try installing setuptools manually. I 
figure this has to do with the 64-bit nature of the OS and python, but 
not being a python person, don't know what a workaround would be.

Any ideas?


Viren R Shah
Sr. Technical Advisor
Virtual Technology Corporation
vshah at virtc.com
P: 703-333-6246

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