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Outdated and misconfigured pywikibot PyPI package
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The PyPI package for pywikibot has various issues that make it unusable. The first one is that the "requests" package is not listed as a dependency, so it needs to be installed manually.

virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install pywikibot
python -c "import pywikibot" # fails because "requests" is not installed
pip install requests
python -c "import pywikibot" # succeeds

The second is that it cannot be used to perform any edit because issue T142155 was still not fixed when the package was created. To reproduce this bug, just run the following script in the virtualenv set up as above, with an appropriate user-config.py:

import pywikibot
site = pywikibot.Site()
site.login()

which gives the following output:

Password for user Pintoch on wikipedia:en (no characters will be shown): 
Logging in to wikipedia:en as Pintoch
WARNING: API warning (login): Fetching a token via "action=login" is deprecated. Use "action=query&meta=tokens&type=login" instead.
WARNING: API warning (login): Main-account login via "action=login" is deprecated and may stop working without warning. To continue login with "action=login", see [[Special:BotPasswords]]. To safely continue using main-account login, see "action=clientlogin".
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "test.py", line 3, in <module>
    site.login()
  File "/home/antonin/Programmation/Wikipedia/pywikibot/pywikibot/site.py", line 2004, in login
    if loginMan.login(retry=True):
  File "/home/antonin/Programmation/Wikipedia/pywikibot/pywikibot/login.py", line 277, in login
    cookiedata = self.getCookie()
  File "/home/antonin/Programmation/Wikipedia/pywikibot/pywikibot/data/api.py", line 3007, in getCookie
    prefix = login_result['login']['cookieprefix']
KeyError: u'cookieprefix'
<type 'exceptions.KeyError'>
CRITICAL: Closing network session.

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https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pywikibot says:

Package Index Owner: valhallasw, xqt, John.Mark.Vandenberg, xzise, legoktm, hashar

So I guess one of @valhallasw, @Xqt, @jayvdb, @XZise, @Legoktm, or @hashar would be the person to help you resolve this task?

Personally, I'm confused about the versioning here. setup.py says "version = '3.0-dev'" as of 2015-10-03, but https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pywikibot says "pywikibot-2.0rc5.tar.gz" was uploaded on 2016-08-17.