Problem Python 2.6.1 vs 2.6 & pyWin32

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Tue Dec 16 22:58:17 CET 2008

> Sorry for not being explicit. With "installer" I meant the binary
> Windows installer you create with command "python
> bdist_wininst". In the past we've been able to use
> "package-version.win32.exe" files created with Python 2.5 on older
> version, but that doesn't seem to be case with 2.6.

I see. This has nothing to do with the OP's question, then.

For Python 2.6, we switched to VS 2008. Apparently, the bdist_msi
installers now get linked with the VS 2008 CRT (msvcr90.dll), which
must be present on the system (in WinSxS) for the installer to run;
one way of installing the CRT is to install Python for all users,
another is to install it "just for me", and put \python26 into PATH
(so that the installer can find msvcr90.dll).


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