[Python-Dev] Installing a newly-built python on windows

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Sun Apr 16 17:31:10 EDT 2017

You'll want to look at tools/msi/build.bat and buildrelease.bat. The former should produce a test installer that should be isolated from a regular install (though it may not be perfect), while the latter is used for the official release. 

If you're going to use the latter and redistribute the result, you should read the instructions in the batch file and make the modifications it suggests (basically, there's a URI used to generate GUIDs, and also registry keys for PEP 514 and self-locating). Please don't distribute an installer that conflicts with the official one :)


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From: "joao.moreira at free.fr" <joao.moreira at free.fr>
Sent: ‎4/‎16/‎2017 10:32
To: "python-dev at python.org" <python-dev at python.org>
Subject: [Python-Dev] Installing a newly-built python on windows

Hi all, 

I've followed the instructions in the 1st chapter (Getting Started) of the Python Developers's Guide to compile python 3.6 from source, using VS 2017 on a Windows 7 SP1. I successfully built 35 of the 40 subprojects, and the python interpreter in cpython\PCbuild\amd64 is working fine. 

How do I now install this, so that users on this machine can use it ? I've found no instrutions on how to do this, can someone point me in the right direction ? 

Alternatively, could someone point me to the source code for the python .msi installer ? 

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