What is the correct way to install PIL on Windows
Piet van Oostrum
piet at cs.uu.nl
Fri Feb 18 21:09:10 CET 2000
>>>>> Tonetheman <agcolstonNOagSPAM at buckman.com.invalid> (T) writes:
T> I downloaded a precompiled version of PIL for Python 1.52 from
T> Pythonware (I think) and I unzipped it. I am very new to using
T> python so be kind if possible.
T> After a while I figured out that I needed to move the
T> _imaging.dll to the DLLS directory. I knew that I needed to
T> create a PIL diretory somewhere.
T> After hacking around a while I found a registry key and added
T> the pil directory to the system path. Now when I go into python
T> and type
T> import sys
T> print sys.path
T> it includes the PIL directory. Everything seems to work fine.
T> My question is what is the correct way to install the package?
T> Should I have just used PYTHONPATH? There was another strange
T> file in the zipped up distribution called pil.pth. Is this file
T> supposed to be placed somewhere and that will somehow tell
T> python where everything is at? If so did I just miss it in the
Unzip the zip file in the Python directory. The pil.pth file will have the
same effect as adding the PIL directory to PYTHONPATH. No need to move the
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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