On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 3:15 AM, Alexander Walters firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
...just when I thought I have solved the registry headaches I have been dealing with...
I am not saying this proposal will make the registry situation worse, but it may break my solution to the headaches Python's registry use causes with some non-standard module installers (and even the standard distutils exe installers, but that is being mitigated). In the wild exist modules with their own EXE or MSI installers that check the registry for 'the system python'. No matter how hard you hit them, they will only install to *that one python*.
If I remember correctly, you can use `wheel convert filename.exe` on those installers which create a wheel that you can install. I think that's what I used to do with pywin32 before pypiwin32 came along.
I just tested it and it still works on the pywin32 exe.