Centos 5.8 error - python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1

Has anyone had success on Centos 5.8 ?

I tried this to get a newer python, and can’t get past the egg_info error.

git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt
cd letsencrypt/
rpm -i ius-release-1.0-14.ius.centos5.noarch.rpm 
yum -y install python27 python27-devel python27-pip python27-setuptools python27-tools python27-virtualenv --enablerepo=ius
letsencrypt# LE_PYTHON=python2.7 ./letsencrypt-auto certonly --standalone --email mark@testthisdomain.com -d testthisdomain.com  --debug
Updating letsencrypt and virtual environment dependencies.....Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-QaZnoD/cffi

Any Suggestions?

I think you will be better off using one of the alternate install systems on a server with an OS back that far. You can even do it with a remote script (such as https://github.com/srvrco/getssl ) if you have a more uptodate linux ( desktop / laptop / virtualbox) to run it from.

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