[Plone-UI] ZopeSkel won't install:zlib not available

ajung lists at zopyx.com
Sun Nov 6 14:27:30 UTC 2011

Your Python interpreter must be compiled with zlib support or the related
package for Python must be installed. 


And please ask on the *right* list - no idea what your issue has to do with

dr_shred wrote:
> When I run ez_setup.py, I get
> dr_shred at merle:~$ ez_setup.py
> Downloading
> http://pypi.python.org/packages/2.4/s/setuptools/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.4.egg
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/home/dr_shred/python/ez_setup.py", line 279, in ?
>     main(sys.argv[1:])
>   File "/home/dr_shred/python/ez_setup.py", line 213, in main
>     from setuptools.command.easy_install import main
> zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available
> even if I install zlib manually with
> http://www.zlib.net/zlib-1.2.5.tar.gz
> I already had zlib in the Plone tree, so installing it again should be
> unnecessary.

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