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June 09, 2011
by awkwardsaw
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I'm finally attempting to work with serials in python, and i'm having trouble installing pyserial. I followed the directions in the README file(running setup.py via the shell and terminal), and i get permission denied, although my account is an administrator. I'm unfamiliar with Ubuntu, so any help is appreciated :)

June 10, 2011
by awkwardsaw
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So i got it installed, but it put the serial folder in the python 2.6 lib, not 2.7 :\

June 12, 2011
by hevans
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Hi awkwardsaw,

Does this mean you got PySerial working? On Ubuntu its generally easier to use the repositories instead of compiling stuff from scratch (not that it is bad to learn, but its easier to manage all the packages with apt-get). PySerial is as easy as doing

sudo apt-get install python-serial

Humberto

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