[Distutils] [Bug] Failed installation. setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.6.exe

Rune Strand Rune.Strand at datametrix.no
Thu Dec 10 22:23:48 CET 2009

Subject: Re: [Distutils] [Bug] Failed installation. setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.6.exe

At 01:32 PM 12/9/2009 +0100, Rune Strand wrote:
>>setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.6.exe will not install on Win 7 with 
>>python 2.6.4 installed.
>>Dialog says: "Python version 2.6 is required, which was not found in 
>>the registry"

>That seems to be an indication that Python itself is not properly 
>installed on your machine -- it should be in the registry.

Python exists in HKLM/Software. However, all keys but 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Python\PythonCore\2.6\InstallPath and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Python\PythonCore\2.6\PythonPath are empty.

>>I run py32 on win64
>>Python 2.6.4 (r264:75708, Oct 26 2009, 07:36:50) [MSC v.1500 64 bit 
>>(AMD64)] on

>How was it installed?  Did it come with your PC, or did you install it?

I installed it using the .MSI from python.org.

If this is some anomaly with my installation, I will simply uninstall etc.

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