Shotgun/Jira bridge error on setup

I’m attempting to set up the Shotgun/Jira bridge tool, following the documentation here:

Unfortunately I can’t use git right now so I’m doing everything locally, and this is leading to some problems, and specifically a problem where Python isn’t able to get the Jira version. The error message I get is as follows:

File “C:\Users\daniel.poncelet\Documents\temp\python27\bin\Lib\site-packages\pbr\”, line 750, in get_version
Exception: Versioning for this project requires either an sdist tarball, or access to an upstream git repository. It’s also possible that there is a mismatch between the package name in setup.cfg and the argument given to pbr.version.VersionInfo. Project name jira was given, but was not able to be found.

From the searching I’ve done, it seems the fixes that people have found have something to do with IDNA, but none of their solutions have worked for me.

Any help would be appreciated.