After upgrading to Mountain Lion,
easy_install seemed to be borked. On
running it, this happened:
$ easy_install Pygments Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/easy_install", line 5, in <module> from pkg_resources import load_entry_point File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/pkg_resources.py", line 2607, in <module> parse_requirements(__requires__), Environment() File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/pkg_resources.py", line 565, in resolve raise DistributionNotFound(req) # XXX put more info here pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: setuptools==0.6c12dev-r85381
I cursed Apple for breaking things again,
but it turns out it was my fault. Something had installed a version of
/usr/local/bin/ which was shadowing the correct one in
/usr/bin/. Silly me.
The solution? Delete
/usr/local/bin/easy_install and all becomes right with
the world. I also had
/usr/local/bin/easy_install-2.7 which met a
similar fate in the fiery jaws of
rm. I should probably re-install OS X
sometime to decrustify it a bit after all the random shite I’ve inflicted
on it over the years.