Python setuptools import error (Using NetBeans)

I tried to find a question that would answer to this question but wasn't succesful, so I made a new question.

I'm trying to compile my old Python Tic Tac Toe game in NetBeans, but I get the error message

ImportError: No module named setuptools

In my actual code I haven't imported a module named setuptools. As much as I understand the compiler generates a file and tries to use that setuptools module in there. How can I fix that problem?

I'm pretty sure that the problem isn't in the code as that same code worked perfectly the time when I actually made it and I haven't changed it after that.

Asked by: David754 | Posted: 06-12-2021

Answer 1

You need to install either setuptools or Distribute in your Python instance. Follow the directions at either web page.

Answered by: Arthur102 | Posted: 07-01-2022

Answer 2

tar zxvf setuptools-0.6c11.tar.gz
cd setuptools-0.6c11
python build
python install 

Answered by: Kellan445 | Posted: 07-01-2022

Answer 3

Same answer as Satya, but easier to copy&paste:

tar zxvf setuptools-0.6c11.tar.gz
cd setuptools-0.6c11
python build
sudo python install

Answered by: John727 | Posted: 07-01-2022

Answer 4

Same answer as above, but since I dont have comment rights here is the working version which ignores the certificate mismatch for ssl auto-redirect :

wget --no-check-certificate
tar zxvf setuptools-0.6c11.tar.gz
cd setuptools-0.6c11
python build
sudo python install

Answered by: Anna479 | Posted: 07-01-2022

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