Debug python for Windows?
Sean.Slattery at aprsmartlogik.com
Wed Mar 26 15:23:14 CET 2003
> Hmm. You didn't mention installation last time, and I'm
> unclear on your
> meaning. If you're just trying to test code, installation in any
> conventional sense isn't needed: the Python you just built
> runs fine from
> the PCBuild directory. No file copying, moving, or
> registration is needed.
> If you're building extension modules of your own, it's
> conventional to plant
> a copy of their DLLS in the PCbuild directory too (so the
> freshly built
> Python there can find them).
I guess I should have mentioned installation more than once in the original
email - my bad.
If anyone believes they need a "debug installation" of Python (and I figured
it was the best way for me to get started debugging a wxPython issue I was
having), then following installation steps worked for me. (By worked, I mean
mimiced an ActiveState installation and was immediately usable by the
wxPython build+install process)
1. Build the bits you need (we've covered that adequately on this thread I
think - I like the Build->Batch.. approach a lot)
2. Make a directory to be the root of your installation (e.g.
3. Into this directory, copy over PC\*.ico and PCbuild\*.exe
4. Create E:\Python-2.2.2\DLLs and copy over PCBuild\*.pyd
5. Copy the Include tree into E:\Python-2.2.2. Also copy PC\pyconfig.h into
6. Copy the Lib tree into E:\Python-2.2.2
7. Create E:\Python-2.2.2\libs and copy over PCbuild\*.lib
8. Copy PCbuild\*.dll to C:\WINNT\system32
9. Add E:\Python-2.2.2 to the Path (Control Panel -> System -> Advanced ->
Once I did this, I could get a debug installation of wxPython installed
relatively easily and it all looks like it works.
But, as always, your milage may vary.
Thanks for all the help guys,
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