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I'm getting a strange output when trying to install setup.py for a project. Any clue as to what I'm doing wrong?

$ sudo python setup.py    
install/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py:267: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: 'install_requires'
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib
creating build/lib/NAME
copying NAME/__init__.py -> build/lib/NAME
running install_lib 
creating /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site packages/NAME
copying build/lib/NAME/__init__.py -> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/NAME
byte-compiling /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/NAME/__init__.py to __init__.pyc
running install_egg_info
Writing /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/projectname-0.1-py2.7.egg-info
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sudo python setup.py install
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I got a similar error: codepad.org/sr9fpK8f –  ZCJ Feb 14 '12 at 6:47
@ZCJ The output says taht webtest is successfully installed. open ipython and try >>>import webtest, if it will successfully come out that means it is installed. :) –  shashaDenovo Feb 14 '12 at 6:54
It doesn't say 'successfully installed' anywhere on the output of sudo python setup.py install; does the writing ... from line 10 mean that it's installed? –  ZCJ Feb 14 '12 at 7:04
@ZCJ: can you try the following, start python prompt, write import webtest and try any command like webtest.__package__, if it works means it is installed properly, NOTE : it tries to resolve the dependencies of WebOb using webob.org, make sure it is accessible from your machine. –  avasal Feb 14 '12 at 9:14

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