Python 2.0 Windows installer hangs
tim.one at home.com
Thu Dec 14 00:47:08 CET 2000
[posted & mailed]
> When I run the Python 2.0 Windows installer on Windows 2000,
>From where did you get it? For example, did you get it from python.org, or
from ActiveState? What's the name of the installer file? What's its size
> I get to the second screen (where it asks which components I want to
> install). Then I click on next and it just hangs, never to return.
> I have disabled my anti-virus utility as well as my software firewall.
> No other applications were running. I'm stumped.
Same here, and I wrote the installer that comes from python.org <wink>.
That's file BeOpen-Python-2.0.exe, size 5,811,039 bytes. Is that what
you're using? "Second screen" doesn't make sense if so (component selection
is at earliest the third screen; and it may be the fourth).
> Any ideas on what might be causing the installer to hang?
None. Yours is the only report on this I've seen. But, as above, I don't
know which installer you're talking about.
> Sorry if this is the wrong venue for posting. If so
> please point me to the right place to post.
This is as good as any. You could also open a Python bug report on
SourceForge, if it's the python.org installer:
Random things to try:
+ Try it on a different machine.
+ Try downloading a fresh copy of the installer (the "Windows installer"
link at http://www.python.org/2.0/#download).
+ If you tried installing when logged in with administrator privileges, try
it from an account without administrator privileges. Or vice versa.
+ If you downloaded via IE, try using Netscape; or vice versa. We've seen a
surprising number of corrupted downloads (meaning more than one <frown>),
but can't account for them. None have displayed the symptom you describe,
+ Ensure you have enough disk space.
+ Accept all defaults.
in-a-pinch-install-linux-instead<wink>-ly y'rs - tim
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