New Users Cannot Tell When Quickinstall Fails (pdfminer broken?)
New Windows based user li yan has a failing quickinstall, see attached file quickinstall.txt.
Quickinstall is failing to install pdfminer, then omits the download for ~18 packages, then omits running setup for ~39 packages, then more or less completes successfully:
Downloading/unpacking pdfminer (from moin==2.0.0a0) Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement pdfminer (from moin==2.0.0a0) (from versions: 20100829, 20101226, 20091219, 20100213, 20100327, 20100424, 20100322, 20101017, 20100104, 20110227, 20091129, 20091024, 20100131, 20100619p1, 20110515, dist-20080727, dist-20090201, dist-20080629, dist-20080429, dist-20080906, dist-20090110, dist-20090517, dist-20090117) Cleaning up... No distributions matching the version for pdfminer (from moin==2.0.0a0) Storing complete log in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\pip\pip.log Compiling translations (not required if wiki is English only) ... running compile_catalog
A clue may be these "real name" messages that I do not see on my Windows 7 quickinstall output.:
Real name of requirement babel is Babel Real name of requirement pytest-pep8 is pytest-pep8 Real name of requirement sphinx is Sphinx
In addition to fixing whatever is wrong with pdfminer, maybe:
- change install docs to suggest "quickinstall > quickinstall.txt"
- have an example of text output from a successful quickinstall
- have an example of output dlc and env directory structure
- have a post process that checks quickinstall.txt for strings like:
- Could not find
- have a post process that checks for key files in env directory
(When needed, the post processes should output a clear FAILURE message as the last message).