[Python-Dev] Python 2.4a1 use of c:\winnt directory

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 03:25:46 CEST 2004

[Klepach, Joseph]
>> The python 2.4a1 release using the msi installer insists on copying
>> python24.dll to the C:\WINNT\system32 directory instead the of requested user
>> directory.
>> This did not occur in the past and is causing a problem because my company
>> locks the c:\winnt directory on all user pc's.
>> Will this functionality be part of the official release?

[Martin v. Löwis]
> Yes. Chose a per-user installation if you don't want to install Python
> into the system directory.

Ah, OK, you're saying this is *already* available ... and it is. 
Joseph, when you run the .msi thingie, click the Advanced button in
the second screen.  Then there's a radio button controlling whether to
install for all users, or just the current user.  I selected the
latter, and python24.dll was installed under my Python24 directory
instead of under a system directory.

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