[Distutils] 'Easy Install' Question

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 26 18:35:16 CET 2011

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Digital girl <cybersation at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  Hi,
> I was really hoping someone can help me out.   I ran the ez_setup python
> script from here:
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py
> then edited the path variable to include path to python directory.
> I can run python from command prompt but when I try to run easy_install it
> invokes a Python interpreter window.  Please see screen capture.

The problem is that you ran the script from PythonWin, so the script
thought it was your Python interpreter.  That's why it comes up the way it
does in your screenshot.

Install it again, but instead of using PythonWin to run the script, run it
from the command line like this:

C:\Python27> python ez_setup.py

Then it will configure easy_install use python.exe instead of
pythonwin.exe, and it won't dump you into PythonWin like that any more.
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