So python installed probably fine. Or perhaps it was already on here (I'm using xubuntu 12.10).
But I tried to install networkx today using pip:
pip install networkx
then says I don't have permission. So I sudo the above command. Installs without errors.
Now I can't import networkx without being root. I'm fairly confident you shouldn't have to be root all the time to run python scripts. That sounds really dangerous.
easy_install says this:
error: can't create or remove files in install directory
The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the installation directory:
[Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/test-easy-install-13206.pth'
The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or the distutils default setting) was:
Perhaps your account does not have write access to this directory? If the installation directory is a system-owned directory, you may need to sign in as the administrator or "root" account. If you do not have administrative access to this machine, you may wish to choose a different installation directory, preferably one that is listed in your PYTHONPATH environment variable.
For information on other options, you may wish to consult the documentation at:
Please make the appropriate changes for your system and try again.
I also tried installing into ~/.networkx (a subfolder i created as not-root) and I get the same permissions error. I chmod 777 /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages and try to install, same permissions error.
pip uninstall and sudo easy_install causes the same problems as the pip install.
which by the way is:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "t1.py", line 3, in import networkx as nx ImportError: No module named networkx
sudo python t1.py
H: 10 ... more stuff that indicate its importing and working fine ...
Clearly, I've just been a noob at some point in either installing python, or... anywhere else. I don't know where, it could be anywhere. Has anyone encountered this before or is cluey enough to know what's going on? I need your halp. Cheers.
EDIT: (More info for Radoo)
sean@potatocake:~$./sh.sh User is not part of the group which has access to that directory. /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages needs access. sean@potatocake:~$ll /usr/local/lib/ total 12 drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 28 19:00 perl drwxrwsr-x 4 root staff 4096 Oct 18 04:07 python2.7 drwxrwsr-x 3 root staff 4096 Oct 18 04:05 python3.2 sean@potatocake:~$ll /usr/local/lib/python2.7/ total 8 drwxrwsr-x 32 root staff 4096 Mar 28 23:13 dist-packages drwxrwsr-x 2 root staff 4096 Oct 18 04:07 site-packages
note: I chmod'd this back to 775 when a non-sudo pip still didn't work.
sean@potatocake:~$groups sean adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare sean@potatocake:~$sudo useradd -G staff sean useradd: user 'sean' already exists