So.... If I look at sys.path in python, I do see
(and I didn't do anything special to make this happen.)

Also, which pybombs points to

And my install location for pybombs is

>From the standpoint of a fresh install (which you certainly no longer
have), I think the problem comes in when you fail to have permissions on
the pybombs bin... I suspect that's something to do with your weird sudo
script and not pip or pybombs, but I'm not sure.

If you could get back to the state you were in after your initial attempt
to install, I'd like to know the value of your sys.path in python.

Right now, you have a frankenbuild for pybombs thanks to running sudo with
the --user flag... I would uninstall that, for sure and get to where you
have no pybombs installed anywhere.

So... as for why you can't pip install pybombs (no sudo)... this has to be
a setuptools thing.

Maybe try
easy_install --version
sudo easy_install --version

to see if there's a difference.  Because your sudo is broken, you may have
to do a lot of "sudo which blah" and "which blah" to find out what your
problem is.

You can probably try an install without any sudo use by first sudo apt-get
remove --purge pip and then downloading and using  Then just
pip install pybombs (no flags, no sudo, no nothing)... and try that one.

Nick M.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 1:13 PM Jason Matusiak <> wrote:

Hi Nick!
I did.  When I run it I get:
Requirement already up-to-date: setuptools in

I am not on a thin client, I am on a fresh load of 16.04 on an actual PC.
I do believe that sudo isn't actually sudo, but a script.  That said, I
wasn't having sudo issues before I reloaded my machine (which was running


On 10/12/2016 01:04 PM, Nicholas McCarthy wrote:

Jason, did you try
pip install --upgrade setuptools

as a first step?  Are you running on a special setup such as a patchwork
virtual machine being served to you on a thinclient with f**ed permissions?

Nick M.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:38 AM Jason Matusiak <> wrote:

> Hi Marcus, The reason I went with sudo was because it was erroring out if
I didn't:

> $ pip install -I --user pybombs
> Collecting pybombs
>   Using cached PyBOMBS-2.2.0.tar.gz
>     Complete output from command python egg_info:

> /usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/ UserWarning: Unknown distribution
option: 'entry_points'

>       warnings.warn(msg)

> /usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/ UserWarning: Unknown distribution
option: 'install_requires'

>       warnings.warn(msg)
>     usage: -c [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]
>        or: -c --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
>        or: -c --help-commands
>        or: -c cmd --help
>     error: invalid command 'egg_info'
>     ----------------------------------------

> Command "python egg_info" failed with error code 1 in

I am still stuck at this stage. Assuming I am dead in the water, what is
the next best (approved) way of installing GnuRadio?  Doing it by hand from
the github clone?
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