[Python-Dev] Help! Vista symlinks and IDLE

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Jan 18 23:02:00 CET 2009

Apparently, if you install Python into a localized
version of \Program Files on Vista (such as \Programas,
or \Programmer), IDLE fails to start; see

Apparently, Tcl cannot properly initialize on such a system,
and apparently, this is related to these folders being

It would be good if anybody who has access to such a system
can diagnose what the specific problem is, how to reproduce
it on a system that has the English version of Vista
installed, and preferably, how to solve the problem.


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