I tried to import a Python package that I had installed from source. The import failed with this error:
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/version.py", line 40, in __init__ self.parse(vstring) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/version.py", line 107, in parse raise ValueError, "invalid version number '%s'" % vstring ValueError: invalid version number '2.7.0rc3'
It turns out that package version number has to be in the x.y.z format. Else Python throws this error.
Since I had the source code of this package, I found all instances of
2.7.0rc3 and changed it to
2.7.0. Typically, this will be in the
version.py files. I removed the previously installed package and reinstalled this changed source code. I was able to import after this successfully.
Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04