setuptools without unexpected downloads

kyosohma at kyosohma at
Tue Oct 2 15:11:24 CEST 2007

On Sep 27, 10:44 am, Fredrik Lundh <fred... at> wrote:
> kyoso... at wrote:
> > What would it entail to do this? Using py2exe + some installer (like
> > Inno Setup) to create an installer that basically copies/installs the
> > files into the site-packages folder or wherever the user chooses?
> if the file is properly built, "python bdist_wininst"
> builds an installer that does exactly that.
> ideally, someone doing this would:
> 1) build EXE installers and EGG:s for a reasonable number of Python
> versions (e.g. 2.3 and newer) for selected releases.  if possible, using
> the same compilers as used for the core distribution.
> 2) test the installers in some way (at least some kind of "sanity
> checking" is necessary; i.e. installing the kit and checking that the
> core modules can at least be imported).
> 3) if necessary, work with upstream providers to fix/improve
> and test code.
> </F>

Mr. Lundh,

Holden indicates that VS2003 is the current compiler used for the
official Python distribution. Do you know how to use that program to
compile an exe? I'm assuming the line "python bdist_wininst"
isn't sufficient since it was an answer to my somewhat naive question.



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