- I installed Debian to dual boot on old Windows 7 laptop because the laptop doesn't meet requirements for upgrade to Windows 10. Hence I can't install suitable version of python to run Octoprint on Windows 7. Yes, I can afford a Raspberry pi but I have the laptop and don't want to throw it away. It has been an opportunity to learn something by trying Linux.
- The old guy has finally learned enough to get Debian up and running and actually likes using the terminal command line. Octoprint service is up and running nicely on the laptop. And, I can access it via wifi connection from all computers on my network.
Actions: I've researched every similar problem in the OctoPrint and Linux (mainly Ubuntu) forums and tried the suggested fixes- using the plugin manager, command line installation, installation from the bin directory and also with the venv virtual environment activated. I have also researched the error messages for solutions to no avail. I've been to * Bed Level Visualizer
- Installing a plugin
- Issues · OctoPrint/OctoPrint · GitHub
- Newest Questions - Stack Overflow
Selecting the checkbox "Use --process- dependency-links with pip install immediately causes "Sadly the repository is currently not available Is your OctoPrint installation connected to the internet?" I check and it is but the repository is not and will not refresh.
The best information I have is :
pi@CDGdebian:~/OctoPrint/venv/bin$ pip3.9 install "https://github.com/jneilliii/OctoPrint-BedLevelVisualizer/archive/master.zip"
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Using cached https://github.com/jneilliii/OctoPrint-BedLevelVisualizer/archive/master.zip
Preparing metadata (setup.py) ... error
× python setup.py egg_info did not run successfully.
│ exit code: 255
╰─> [1 lines of output]
Could not import OctoPrint's setuptools, are you sure you are running that under the same python installation that OctoPrint is installed under?
[end of output]
note: This error originates from a subprocess, and is likely not a problem with pip.
× Encountered error while generating package metadata.
╰─> See above for output.
note: This is an issue with the package mentioned above, not pip.
hint: See above for details.
Here is the systeminfo file:
octoprint-systeminfo-20230421160538.zip (17.5 KB)
I'd give up on it but I really like the Bed Level Visualizer plugin.
Cheers to anyone who can sort this out.