bdist_wininst to distribute a patched python

Thomas Heller theller at
Fri Jun 3 18:21:40 CEST 2005

mg <mg.mailing-list at> writes:

> Hi,
> Because of I have patched Python, I would like to create a Windows
> installer containing my patched-Python. So, I try to use the option
> 'bdist_wininst' on the file distributed by python.... it is
> supported ?

bdist_wininst can only be used to create distributions of Python modules
and packages, not Python itself.

> If yes, I have a problem : the run tell me that pyconfig.h does not
> exist. What is the solution ?
> Thanks

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