easy_install ImportError

August 13, 2013 — 3 Comments

I was receiving “ImportError: Entry point (‘console_scripts’, ‘easy_install’) not found”

I removed and reinstalled the distribute tools and was able to get it working again.

  1. Check your /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin for easy_install installations and remove any old script:
  2. sudo rm /usr/bin/easy_install*
    sudo rm /usr/local/bin/easy_install*
  3. Download and run distribute:
  4. curl -O http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py
    sudo python distribute_setup.py
    sudo rm distribute_setup.py
  5. Try again, and enjoy.
  6. sudo easy_install pip


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My name is Michael Le, and I am a web developer.

3 responses to easy_install ImportError

  1. Great!, works fine on CENTOS 6.0.

  2. thanks Mike

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