[kforge-user] Error installing KForge on Ubuntu 9.04

John Bywater john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net
Fri Nov 13 19:01:02 UTC 2009

Hi John,

No, there is no argument to state the OS. I agree that it's peculiar for 
the egenix-mx-base to complain about win- stuff. It appears always to do 
that, but the build should still work.

You could avoid building the package by installing the 
python-egenix-mxdatetime Ubuntu module, so it's available in site packages.

sudo apt-get python-egenix-mxdatetime

In this case, if you are using virtualenv you will need to avoid setting 
the --no-site-packages option. If you are using the kforge-virtualenv 
installer make sure you set the --use-site-packages option.

Let us know how it goes?

Best wishes,


John wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks for your quick reply; I feel a bit silly missing gcc, I figured it'd
> be installed by default. I'm able to get a little further in the installaing
> right now, but I still end up with a load of errors (
> http://pastebin.com/fdf41b51 )  and the following if I write the output to a
> file:
>> Downloading http://downloads.egenix.com/python/egenix-mx-base-3.1.2.tar.gz
> Processing egenix-mx-base-3.1.2.tar.gz
> Running egenix-mx-base-3.1.2/setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir
>> /tmp/easy_install$
> Warning: Can't read registry to find the necessary compiler setting
> Make sure that Python modules _winreg, win32api or win32con are installed.
> I'm not sure how I would get those modules, considering I'm on a linux
> syste, did I forget some argument to state my OS?
> Thanks a lot once again.
> John
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:41 PM, John Bywater <
> john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net> wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Thanks for trying to install KForge. You appear not to have 'gcc'.
>> You can get 'gcc' by installing the build-essential package:
>> sudo apt-get install build-essential
>> Then try installing KForge again. Let us know how it goes?
>> Best wishes,
>>  John.

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