Running program off CD

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at
Mon Nov 12 13:46:59 CET 2001

>>>>> "DS" == Dave Swegen <dswegen at> writes:

    DS> I'm currently working on a project where I'd like to be able
    DS> to put python for various platforms on a CD and run it
    DS> directly off that, without actually installing anything on the
    DS> host computer.

    DS> As far as I can tell py2exe is what I want for win, but is
    DS> there anyhting similiar for un*x/linux? Is it enough to use
    DS> distutils and setting python path to point to the CD?

Look at Gordon McMillan's installer.

It definitely works under Linux but you might need to work on it a bit
to get things perfectly.  How easy your task is going to be really
depends on how complex your application is. Good luck.


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