[docs] [issue1626300] 'Installing Python Modules' does not work for Windows

Chris Lambacher report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jul 18 19:21:06 CEST 2011

Chris Lambacher <chris at kateandchris.net> added the comment:

> Now my concern is about packaging: In a typical Windows install, can people run “pysetup3 spam”?

The windows installer does not make any additions to the path so it is unlikely that "pysetup3 spam" will work.

There is http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0397/ which addresses running scripts in a multi-version windows environment but I don't think that will help in this case. 

If you are running more than 1 version of windows there is simple statement that tells you how to install and have the install go to the right interpreter. You are almost best to have a shortcut that gives you a command prompt with the PATH variable correctly set to the desired python instance. That does not help the 2.x crowd or anyone before 3.3 :/


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