[issue12895] In MSI/EXE installer, allow installing Python modules in free path
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Mon Sep 5 03:24:03 CEST 2011
New submission from Ram Rachum <ram at rachum.com>:
Currently, when you use an MSI installer (and possibly also EXE) for a Python module, it automatically detects the location of your various system's Python installations. This is very convenient.
However, this can be a problem sometimes, if your Python installation doesn't conform to what's required by the installer. For example, if you want to install the module in a virtualenv:
The installer doesn't give you any option to manually enter a path of a Python installation, so you just can't install!
The installer's automatic Python-finding mechanism should degrade gracefully; it should offer to automatically find your Python installation, but it should allow you to bypass it and type it in yourself.
nosy: alexis, cool-RR, eric.araujo, tarek
title: In MSI/EXE installer, allow installing Python modules in free path
versions: Python 3.3
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