File Install Program Using Python?

CB Hamlyn cbh at
Fri Jan 23 19:17:12 CET 2004

Thank you so much.  I'd like to learn it and you've all given me a great
head start!

"Dave Brueck" <dave at> wrote in message
news:mailman.700.1074876093.12720.python-list at
> CB Hamlyn wrote:
> > Hello, I'm currently working on a Modification for the PC game
> > 1942.  I'm a pretty good VBA Programmer with some Foxpro under belt as
> > After reading a ton of stuff on-line I'm simply floored by everything
> > has to offer.
> >
> > Anyway, I want to create an installation program that takes a folder and
> > it's sub-folders and copies them from a compressed form into the proper
> > directory.  Basically a simplified version InstallSheild or whatever.
> >
> > I assume Python is capable of such a feat and I'm wondering if anyone
> > spin me around, point me in the right direction and shove me toward my
> It's definitely possible, but are you more interested in doing it for your
> educational purposes or for getting the job done? If it's the latter then
> installers like InnoSetup and the WinAmp installer will save you a lot of
> since they already work well.
> If you just want to do this to learn more, then look into the ZipFile
class in
> the zipfile module for starters. You can add a lightweight GUI using Mark
> Hammond's win32 extensions or Venster, and finally convert it into an
> executable with py2exe or one of the other packagers out there.
> -Dave

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