py2exe - COM Server problem

Paul paul.kemp at
Tue Mar 9 09:52:24 CET 2004

Hi Thomas

Unfortunately I'm stuck with using Python 2.2, and therefore pywin32
build 162, and so I can't use the latest py2exe.

The frustrating thing is, I've had this working before, so I know it
will work under these versions.

I've tried the 'interp' example, but py2exe just reports 'nothing to

Any other ideas?


> I guess that recent changes in pywin32 have broken this (very old) code
> you mention.  You should upgrade to Python 2.3 (if you haven't already),
> a recent pywin32 build, and to py2exe 0.5.
> This version of py2exe contains an example COM server in the
> samples\advanced directory - it builds an exe and dll server from the
> win32com.servers.interp com example code.
> Basically, this 3-line setup script is all that you need, there are no
> changes needed to the com server code:
> from distutils.core import setup
> import py2exe
> setup(com_server = ["win32com.servers.interp"])
> You can most certainly make the dist folder much smaller by excluding
> the pywin package from the build:
> python py2exe --excludes pywin
> Thomas

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