[Distutils] setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.7.exe installation issue

Ralf Schmitt ralf at systemexit.de
Tue Nov 1 21:02:15 CET 2011

"Ibon Net" <netibon at justemail.net> writes:

> Hi, 
> trying to get lxml for my Python-on-Windows7, I ended up installing the
> setuptools. But when running it, the installer complains (after the
> first "Next" button) 
> "Python version 2.7 required, which was not found in the registry". 
> Pressing "Ok" presents a table headed by 
> "Python 2.7 is required for this package. Select installation to use:"
> but the table is empty, and the two fields below for python and
> installation directories are read-only. 
> Of course, I do have python installed - running "Python" will give my a
> console window running the interpreter which states
> "Python 2.7.2 (default, Jun 12 2011, 14:24:26) [MSC v.1500 64 bit
> (AMD64)] on win32"

looks like you're trying to install a 32 bit installer for a 64 bit

> There are entries for .py files etc in the registry - but obviously not
> the ones the tool is looking for...
> What can I do? What more do you need to know? 

Download the source distribution and install that.


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