Trouble-Shooting Guide

Installing on older Debian releases


Fixing package building problems

‘pkg-resources not found’ or similar

If you get errors regarding pkg-resources during the virtualenv creation, update your build machine’s pip and virtualenv. The versions on previous releases of many distros are just too old to handle current infrastructure (especially PyPI) – even Debian Jessie comes with the ancient pip 1.5.6.

This is the one exception to “never sudo pip”, so go ahead and do this:

sudo pip install -U pip virtualenv

Then try building the package again.

Fixing package installation problems

dpkg: too-long line or missing newline in ‘…/triggers’