Win32 Binary-only for 2.3.x?
theller at python.net
Mon Jan 9 19:01:28 CET 2006
Trent Mick <trentm at ActiveState.com> writes:
> [Fuzzyman wrote]
>> Out of interest, doesn't the Python binary use the registry (and
>> environment variables) for building sys.path ?
> Yes, good point...
>> Won't you still have conflicting path issues if you use an alternative
>> binary with an existing 'normal' install ?
> ...but it is possible to effectively disable the use of the registry by
> a given pythonXY.dll -- if you know how to edit the String Table of the
> DLL. Basically there is a string entry in that table that is used as
> part of the registry path for registry usage.
> Here is how I do it:
> - open MS Visual C++ 6 (I'm sure you can do all this with VS.NET, I
> just haven't done it.)
> - Ctrl+O for the open file dialog
> - Files of type: Executable files (.exe;.dll;.ocx)
> - Open as: Resources
> - browse to and open pythonXY.dll
> - In the string table there is an entry with Value=1000 and Caption=X.Y
> (i.e. "2.3" for python23.dll, "2.4" for python24.dll, etc.). That
> "X.Y" string is what determines that part of the registry lookup path
> - You could change the "Caption" value to "FuzzyWuzzyWuzzaBear" to
> effectively disable usage of the registry for sys.path building by
> that pythonXY.dll.
py2exe also does something like this in the copy of pythonXY.dll that it
creates, to avoid the resulting exe pulling in sys.path entries from the
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