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

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Jun 30 00:26:16 CEST 2009

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:54:11 -0400, "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?

The easiest way is download the Python Package Manager at:


It extends easy_install and will automatically install the
correct version of setuptools/easyinstall when you go
to install a package.

It also provides pypi search capability and a deinstall function
which can come in handy.



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