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Re: Bug#639995: epigrass does not start on GNOME

Hi Davide,

thanks for using EpiGrass and I hope to get it up and running for your study.

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 12:21:27PM +0100, erB@rilloo wrote:
> Hello Jakub,
> I still have the error reported into bug 639995 (epigrass: missing
> dependency on python-pkg-resources):
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/bin/epigrass", line 5, in <module>
>     from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pkg_resources.py", line 2676, in
> <module>
>     parse_requirements(__requires__), Environment()
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pkg_resources.py", line 552, in
> resolve
>     raise DistributionNotFound(req)
> pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: distribute
> I urgently need EPIGRASS for my study.... so pls give me any advice to
> bypass this error. how can I get this missing dependency (it seems a python
> module)
> I'm using Ubuntu 11.10.

I admit I never used Ubuntu and I'm just wild guessing.  So please take
this advise with a grain of salt because there will be a chance to break
your system when doing so.

If I understood things correctly the bug was not in epigrass but rather
in python-networkx.  It was fixed in python-networkx package version
1.6-1.  So you can try to install this very package version on top of
your Ubuntu system.  I repeat my warning:  There are chances to crash
several things by mixing packages from different distributions - just
ask an Ubuntu expert for more detailed advise.

Another option would be to install Debian and upgrade to testing - it
just depends *how* urgently you need EpiGrass.  I also could give
backporting EpiGrass a try to backports.debian.org if you confirm that
you prefer to run a Debian stable system.

Kind regards



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