Problem with Unzipping/Installing Python-2.3.exe
jorolat at msn.com
Sat Aug 2 10:15:34 CEST 2003
On 1 Aug 2003 18:54:16 -0700, sjmachin at lexicon.net (John Machin)
>bokr at oz.net (Bengt Richter) wrote in message news:<bgeqdp$b6v$0 at 126.96.36.199>...
>> On 1 Aug 2003 15:06:20 -0700, sjmachin at lexicon.net (John Machin) wrote:
>> >John Latter <jorolat at msn.com> wrote in message news:<kjokivg3ptek5v2ueurba8k8c57vajm00l at 4ax.com>...
>> >> Hi,
>> >> I downloaded Python-2.3.exe but when I used winzip it kept asking me
>> >> if I wanted to replace old files with new ones, and in some instances,
>> >> new files with old ones.
>> >> I've never downloaded/installed Python before, and as something of a
>> >> computer novice, would like to know what I may be doing wrong!
>> >> This is the link I downloaded from:
>> >> >Windows users should download the Windows installer, Python-2.3.exe
>> >> >, run it and follow the friendly instructions on the screen to complete
>> >> >the installation.
>> >Faced with the 4 clues in the above sentence:
>> >(1) "installer"
>> >(2) ".exe"
>> >(3) "run it"
>> >(4) complete absence of any mention of ".zip", "unzip", "Winzip", ...,
>> >my expectation would be that one should run the damn thing, not try to
>> >unzip it.
>> >Do you feel that the instructions were unclear? Do you have any
>> >suggestions on how they might be improved?
>> I guess for those who are rightfully afraid of any .exe's downloaded from the net,
>Except that the OP's remarks didn't strike me as being those of one
>who "fears to tread" :-)
>> a parenthetic reassuring mention in the same paragraph that the MD5 digests and file
>> sizes are displayed further down the page might be a small improvement. Then all you
>> have to do is trust the folks that created installer and the files and web page ;-)
I was having a bad day
I like unzipping things
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