[Distutils] Installing to c:\Program Files\

Torquil Macdonald Sørensen torquil at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 10:39:14 CET 2012

On 10/02/12 00:29, Michael Foord wrote:
> Basically the answer is no, you can't use distutils to do this. Instead you
> should use a tool like py2exe to generate an executable for your program that
> bundles the Python binaries itself along with the program. You can then create
> an msi installer for your program using a free tool like WiX. Your bundled
> installers can then be installed into the standard Windows location and won't
> require your user to have Python installed to use your program:
> http://www.py2exe.org/
> http://wix.sourceforge.net/

Hi again! That WIX looks like it is up for the job. I'll give it a try. Thanks 
for mentioning it!

Best regards,
Torquil Sørensen

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