Install easy_install Via yum on Linux CentOS Server

To install easy_install on Linux using yum you will need to install the python-setuptools and python-setuptools-devel packages. Installing these packages with yum is easy by following the directions below.

Both of these packages were installed using the Atomic repository. You can install Atomic by following step 1 in this article.

Yum Command To Install python-setuptools:

yum install python-setuptools

An example of a python-setuptools install is below.

Example Of python-setuptools Being Installed:

[root@server ~]# yum install python-setuptools
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: pubmirrors.reflected.net
* updates: mirrors.serveraxis.net
* addons: mirror.anl.gov
* ruby: repo.premiumhelp.eu
* extras: mirror.sanctuaryhost.com
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package python-setuptools.noarch 0:0.6c5-2.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
python-setuptools noarch 0.6c9-2.el5 base 479 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install 1 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 479 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): python-setuptools- 100% |=========================| 479 kB 00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: python-setuptools ######################### [1/1]

Installed: python-setuptools.noarch 0:0.6c5-2.el5
Complete!

You will also need to install python-setuptools-devel as displayed below.

Yum Command To Install python-setuptools-devel:

yum install python-setuptools-devel

An example of python-setuptools-devel being displayed is below.

Example Of python-setuptools-devel Being Installed:

[root@server ~]# yum install python-setuptools-devel
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* atomic: www.atomicorp.com
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* base: mira.sunsite.utk.edu
* updates: dist1.800hosting.com
* addons: www.cyberuse.com
* extras: pubmirrors.reflected.net
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package python-setuptools-devel.noarch 0:0.6c9-2.el5.art set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
====================================================================================================================================
Installing:
python-setuptools-devel noarch 0.6c9-2.el5.art atomic 41 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================================================
Install 1 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 41 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
python-setuptools-devel-0.6c9-2.el5.art.noarch.rpm | 41 kB 00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing : python-setuptools-devel [1/1]

Installed: python-setuptools-devel.noarch 0:0.6c9-2.el5.art
Complete!


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