[Python-Dev] Installing Python 2.6 alpha1 on Windows XP
gregor.lingl at aon.at
Mon Mar 17 23:21:10 CET 2008
thanks for you efforts, but up to now it still didn't work.
I'm using Windows XP Professional (32 bit).
I tried an install on two different machines with the same negative result.
I proceeded like you suggested.
- I installed for all users,
- I disabled the register extensions
When doing the same call to execute idle as you, I got the following:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "c:\Python26\Lib\idlelib\idle.py", line 6, in <module>
File "c:\Python26\Lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 9, in <module>
File "c:\Python26\Lib\socket.py", line 46, in <module>
ImportError: DLL load failed: <in German: system cannot find this file>
I get a similar error message, when I do
from turtle import *
Import Error. DLL load failed ....
sys.path is exactly like yours. (So the DLLs directory is contained
in sys.path) _tkinter.pyd and _socket.pyd are present in DLLs.
I've installed Python 2.5 on both machines. On the first one I
moreover deleted all entries concerning Python (2.5) from the
PATH variable, with no positive effect.
On the other machine I have also installed Python 3000 successfully,
which even still doesn't have IDLE in it's Menu. Nevertheless there
C:\Python30> python Lib\idlelib\idle.py
brings up IDLE 3.0a1 (and I even can import and use a port of xturtle.py to
Python 3000 there).
I never experienced a similar Problem before when installing Python.
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