I try to install local instance of Read the Docs on my Win10
When I follow this documentation:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Collecting Distutils2==1.0a3 (from -r requirements/pip.txt (line 65))
Using cached Distutils2-1.0a3.tar.gz
Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
File "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-xseiavup\Distutils2\setup.py", line 9, in <module>
from distutils2.util import find_packages
File "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-xseiavup\Distutils2\distutils2\util.py", line 174
except KeyError, var:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-xseiavup\Distutils2\
Is it possible you are running the Python 2
pip? The error message clearly indicates that the code is being executed under Python 3 but has Python 2 syntax. Do you get better results with
python -m pip install -r requirements.txt
I wonder? If not then verify that
runs version 3.5 ...
Oh. I just checked and the disutils2 page on PyPI says
Distutils2 development is stopped.
tl;dr: keep using setuptools and pip for now, don’t use distutils2.
It looks like there was never a Python 3 version. Looks like you might need to update your code.