Two lines of attack here...
Firstly, I am currently downloading that .zip file to make sure it is accessible and intact. (It always has been whenever I have checked for people in the past, but it rules out a possible problem.) I'll report back on that.
Secondly. Do you need to download a whole new Operating System?
Maybe the RPi.gpio module is installed already? (Just because a tutorial says you have to install it as a first step does not mean the tutorial is accurate... )
Have you tried -
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[email protected] ~ $ python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Jan 13 2013, 11:20:46)
[GCC 4.6.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import RPi.GPIO as gpio
If Python comes back with the >>> prompt and no error message, the module is installed already.
[Note that to actually run code that accesses the gpio pins you have to invoke python with "sudo python" ]
If it isn't there, or if your Raspbian installation is more than a few months old and might need refreshing, then simply doing an automatic online upgrade of the system might do the trick -
[Your RPi will need an internet connection for this to work - I understand you don't want to RUN them in that mode, but perhaps you can connect temporarily to get set up?]
After the update/upgrade, retry the python/import test.
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