New guy help with setup

meg99 glen.e.mettler at lmco.com
Thu Jul 12 23:55:59 CEST 2007


On Jul 12, 4:35 pm, Paul McNett <p... at ulmcnett.com> wrote:
> meg99 wrote:
> > On Jul 12, 4:24 pm, Paul McNett <p... at ulmcnett.com> wrote:
> >> meg99 wrote:
> >>> I just downloaded 2.5 and read the readme file.  It says "Before you
> >>> can build Python, you must first confiigure it....Start by running the
> >>> script "./configure".
> >>> I can't find "./configure"
> >>> I am running Windows XP SP2
> >> You downloaded the wrong file. You want the Windows Installer:http://python.org/ftp/python/2.5.1/python-2.5.1.msi
> > My applogies - I did download and install 2.5.1
>
> In that case, open up your command window (Start|Run "cmd" <enter>).
>
> Type 'python' at the c:\ prompt.
>
> Or, Start|All Programs|Python 2.5|IDLE
>
> Enjoy!
>
> --
> pkm ~http://paulmcnett.com


I opened the command window and typed 'python'
got 'not recognized as a command'
went to the python25 folder and typed 'python'
got the >>> prompt
typed './configure'
got 'no Python documentation found for './configure'

meg99




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