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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6 Responses to “Install easy_install Via yum on Linux CentOS Server”
  1. Mahi says:

    Hi

    Please help me to install python-setuptools. I am getting the following error:

    [gmahendra@site-packages]$ sudo yum install python-setuptools
    Password:

    Loading “rhnplugin” plugin
    Loading “installonlyn” plugin
    Loading “security” plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    rhel-i386-server-5 100% |=========================| 1.3 kB 00:00
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Parsing package install arguments
    Nothing to do

    Thanks
    Mahendra

    [Reply]

    alex Reply:

    Hello Mahendra,

    It appears that python-setuptools is already installed. You can verify this by typing the following command from the shell without the quotes, “yum list “PYTHON-SETUPTOOLS”. It should show up as the only package in that listing with INSTALLED out to the right.

    Let me know!~

    [Reply]

  2. zapping says:

    Thx. helped a lot.

    [Reply]

    alex Reply:

    Hello zapping,

    No problem at all. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

    [Reply]

  3. sandeep krishnan says:

    Nice post !! keep on writing :D

    [Reply]

    alex Reply:

    Hello sandeep,

    Thanks. We write articles every day on Question Defense. :)

    Thanks.
    alex

    [Reply]

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