[IPython-dev] Re: [IPython-user] win32 installer woes...
viktor.ransmayr at t-online.de
Mon Jan 24 15:52:44 EST 2005
> Fernando Perez wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> after Viktor's excellent win32 installer work, we have something
>> which _almost_ works. Except I have a really nasty problem. I have
>> just posted a message to c.l.py asking for help, which I repost here
>> in case anyone can help or has a good solution.
> OK, I got a solution. It turns out the original os.chdir()
> instruction was completely unnecessary for the script to actually
> run. So I simply removed it, and things work now fine regardless of
> where they run from. In case anyone is interested in testing this
> fixed win32 installer, it is here:
> Feedback on how this release works for Windows users would be greatly
Installation, Usage of IPython & PySH plus De-Installation works for me.
> The old one (with the segfault if run from a different drive) is still
> I still think this is a nasty bug somewhere in python's binary
> installer, but since this has cost me yet another Sunday dealing with
> the endemic brokenness of Windows, I won't pursue it further . The
> fix I have works for me. If someone cares to follow up with the
> upstream win32/distutils crowd, it would probably save others similar
> headaches in the future.
>  There is a simple reason why I hate the Win32 platform with such a
> passion: _every_ time I've tried to get ipython to behave under
> windows in a rational manner, the simplest, most trivial things have
> always cost me an entire weekend. And at the end of the day, without
> fail, I end up just having to build kludgy solutions to sidestep every
> one of the million ways in which Windows manages to break every
> computing standard known to man, without mentioning simple common
> sense. And yes, I'm bitter :)
I wanted to give this feedback right away to let you know. - However
I'll still want to
follow up on my side to find out, why I did explicitely change the
I'll keep you informed about my findings.
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