Q: I’m getting DistributionNotFound and entry_point errors when I try to run Curator. What am I doing wrong?edit

A: You likely need to upgrade setuptoolsedit

If you are still unable to install, or get strange errors about dependencies you know you’ve installed, or messages mentioning entry_point, you may need to upgrade the setuptools package. This is especially common with RHEL and CentOS installs, and their variants, as they depend on Python 2.6.

If you can run pip install -U setuptools, it should correct the problem.

You may also be able to download and install manually:

  1. wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/s/setuptools/setuptools-15.1.tar.gz -O setuptools-15.1.tar.gz
  2. pip install setuptools-15.1.tar.gz

Any dependencies this version of setuptools may require will have to be manually acquired and installed for your platform.

For more information about setuptools, see https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools

This fix originally appeared here.