Can Python be run off of a CD-ROM?

Gerhard Häring gh at
Tue Dec 2 15:19:47 CET 2003

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Gerhard Häring wrote:
>>Here's the HOWTO, in one sentence:
>>Grab a Python directory, copy the python{major}{minor}.dll from
>>%SYSTEMROOT%\system32 into this Python directory. 
> is the part after the comma really necessary?
> (all installers I've ever used or created install the core DLL in the
> Python directory as well.  are there installers out there that don't
> do that?)

The Pythonlabs (or should it be called python-dev installer by now?) installer 
doesn't do this. At least not in the Windows 2000 and XP installations I use.

-- Gerhard

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