[Python-Dev] Switching to VC.NET 2003

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Mon Dec 29 11:38:33 EST 2003

[Martin v. Loewis]
> ...
> In the sample installer, I put python24.dll into TARGETDIR,
> not into System32Folder. I'd like to keep it that way,
> as Microsoft discourages deployment into system32. Of course,
> if there is a good reason to install python24.dll into
> system32, changing the installer generator to do so would
> be only a small effort.

We need to hear from Mark Hammond about this, but he's on vacation now.  The
current installer's "non-admin install" option leaves system folders alone,
and works fine for everything I routinely do on Windows.  The point to
stuffing the Python DLL into a system directory had (IIRC) something to do
with a Windows Service embedding a Python component via COM, in which case
"the virtual command line" that started the service has no idea where Python
might live on the box.  Or something like that -- or something not like that
at all.  That's why we need Mark <wink>.

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