[Distutils] Easy Install/setuptools installer for Python 2.6 on Windows

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 23:52:21 CEST 2009

2009/6/29 Ray, Scott (SL) <slray at dow.com>:
> I recently installed Python 2.6.2 on MS Windows and would like to get Easy
> Install/setuptools working.  The associated download page
> (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools) provides MS Windows .EXE installers
> for Python versions 2.3 - 2.5 only.  Are there any prospects for a 2.6
> installer?  Or is there another reasonably straightforward way to get Easy
> Install/setuptools built and installed?

python setup.py bdist_wininst

There's no C code, so this doesn't need anything beyond Python itself.
Of course, it's annoyingly unfriendly that a built exe isn't provided,
to save confusion for people struggling with the bootstrapping
problem. But it's not actually an issue...


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