distutils in python-3.2 adds an abiflags value to configvars. This breaks the easy_install unittests.
In this bug: http://bugs.python.org/issue11200
It was diagnosed that a lot of code was copy and pasted from distutils. I'll attach a patch that fixes the unittest issue but a future cleanup might involve either using inheritance to more closely sync with the distutils install command or updating the copied code.