[Python-Dev] [Distutils] Adventures with x64, VS7 and VS8 on Windows

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue May 29 06:27:17 CEST 2007

>> Is there a shell script to build a final distribution tree?  If 
>> not, is there a simple way to build an MSI similar to the one found
>> on the Python.org site for the official releases but using the
>> PCBuild8 stuff?
> I believe not.

It's actually not that difficult. You just have to run Tools/msi/msi.py,
with a python interpreter that support PythonCOM (i.e. has PythonWin
installed). Replacing all occurrences of PC[Bb]uild with PCbuild8
should do the trick.

This will give you a "snapshot" MSI, i.e. one that you can install
along with a regularly-release Python interpreter. If you put
a config.py with


into the msi directory, it will register the extensions .px, .pxw,
.pxo, .pxc (rather than .py*), and overwrite the registry at
Software\xPython (rather than Software\Python), so that the
package shouldn't interfere at all with a regular installation.


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