Problems with Python 2.5 installer.

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Fri Sep 29 17:02:44 CEST 2006


Matthew Warren wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-list-bounces+matthew.warren=digica.com at python.org
> [mailto:python-list-bounces+matthew.warren=digica.com at python.org] On
> Behalf Of paw
> Sent: 29 September 2006 11:01
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Re: Problems with Python 2.5 installer.
>
>
> John Machin wrote:
> > paw wrote:
> > > I have ran the MSI installer for Python 2.5 several times attempting
> to
> > > install to C:
> > > Python, however all of the files are placed in C:\ .  The installer
> is
> > > told to only install files for me, beyond that I have only chosen
> the
> > > defaults.
> >
> > What do you mean by "install to C: <newline> Python"? Can you tell us
> > (unambiguously, on one line) what directory you chose? Is there any
> > good reason why you didn't take the default, which is
> >     C:\Python25
> > ?
>
>
> Could this happen if c:\python does not exists and creating it fails for
> some reason, or if permissions are incorrect?

Are you installing it as a "normal" user or as an Administrator? I have
occasionally had problems (not when installing Python) as a "normal"
user not being allowed to create a folder at the C:\ level.

I'd suggest this;
(1) log on as as administrator (i.e. with full rights)
(2) do an "all users" installation
(3) You haven't come up with a good reason for doing otherwise, so read
my lips: *** use the default installation folder C:\Python25 *** you'll
be happy you did, when Python 2.6 comes out and you want to have both
installed.

HTH,
John




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