Install fails

Asked by Renaud OLGIATI on 2013-06-10

Trying to install 13.04.17 under SolydX

root@ron:/home/ron/Downloads/trunk # python ./setup.py install
running install
running build
running build_py
running build_scripts
running build_i18n
intltool-update -p -g menulibre
running build_icons
running build_help
running install_lib
running install_scripts
changing mode of /usr/local/bin/menulibre to 755
running install_data
copying build/share/applications/menulibre.desktop -> /usr/local/share/applications
running install_egg_info
Removing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/menulibre-13.04.17.egg-info
Writing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/menulibre-13.04.17.egg-info
("ERROR: Can't rename", '/usr/local/share/applications/menulibre.desktop', ':', OSError(17, 'File exists'))

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2013-06-10
Simon SteinbeiƟ (ochosi) said : #1

Well I suppose you need root privileges to install software, so I'd try to "sudo" that.

Thank you for the idea; but if you care to look in my original posting at the CLI I used to attempt the install:

root@ron:/home/ron/Downloads/trunk # python ./setup.py install

both the "root@" and the "#" indicate that I did do it as root; so I doubt an additional sudo would help...

Simon SteinbeiƟ (ochosi) said : #3

Yeah, oops. Shouldn't try to answer questions when it's late in the evening.

The error seems strange, because even if you have installed menulibre from that directory before (by the way, compiling with --prefix=/usr gets your stuff into /usr/lib and /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/...) it should simply be overwritten. Maybe Sean has a better idea.

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