[Distutils] .exe for script in Windows doesn't work

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jan 13 22:45:43 CET 2011

>     I am. Unfortunately, I don't even understand the problem you are talking
>     about, let alone being able to do anything about it.
>     Regards,
>     Martin
> I'll explain. (Please correct me if I'm making any mistakes here.)
> When you install a Python package in Windows, an .exe file is generated
> for every script that your package defines.

How is that generated (i.e. what piece of code specifically generates it)?

> What seems right to me is that the MSI installer will figure out where
> the Python interpreter is on the end-user's system and then use that in
> the shebang line.
> What do you think?

That will be difficult. It will require a custom action to be generated
when the MSI is produced, and that custom action must be scheduled into
the InstallExecute sequence.


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