minimum python for distribution on Windows

Dave Brueck dave at
Fri Mar 21 22:51:50 CET 2003

On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Bob Roberts wrote:

> > > Is it possible to do this without py2exe?  What if I have a large
> > > number of scripts that use pretty much the same modules?  It would be
> > > nice to be able to distribute the python.exe, the libraries, and my
> > > scripts without having to have the python.exe bundled for each script.
> >
> > Yes, you can do this - the tradeoff is mostly that you are the one
> > responsible for finding and including all the dependencies. The poor man's
> > approach is to set your PATH environment variable to be empty and rename
> > the directory Python is installed in and put Python.exe and your modules
> > in an empty directory. Run it, see what errors occur. Repeat until done.
> I tried almost the exact same thing in the beginning, but it kept
> requiring all sorts of modules like "site" that I never used.  Would
> it just be that pygame was requiring them?

site gets imported by Python on startup; do a "python -v" to see this.

Better yet, though, see Thomas Heller's most recent post to this thread
for a not-so-poor-man's approach to locating modules.


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