[Cubicweb] pip-install of cubicweb sources exits with ValueError

Leo fhaxbox66 at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 13 10:30:31 CEST 2010

Installation clearly breaks. It does not even build. Sorry.

Well, the error occurs even when simply calling the setup script. So I
am not sure if it can be a setuptools bug, although there are many in

I haven't checked the MANIFEST or MANIFEST.in. If it references dirs
under doc/, there might be an issue, although I wasn't aware that a
'/' at the end of a path would be a problem.


On 13/09/2010, Sylvain Thénault <sylvain.thenault at logilab.fr> wrote:
> On 12 septembre 10:27, Dr.Leo wrote:
>>  Hi,
> Hi,
>> see log below. This might be a Python2.5/2.6 incompatibility... It
>> should not occur anyway.
>>   File "c:\python26\lib\distutils\util.py", line 202, in convert_path
>>     raise ValueError, "path '%s' cannot end with '/'" % pathname
>> ValueError: path 'doc/book/en/.static/' cannot end with '/'
> Weird. This sounds more like a distutils/setuptools bug, since cubicweb's
> packaging does not have any explicit reference to this directory. It doesn't
> break the install though, right ?
> Anyway this directory should probably not be there at all in the
> distribution. As I will release a 3.9.6 version of cubicweb today, I'll
> try to get things clear before uploading it to pypi, this will hopefuly
> avoid this.
> --
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