Small problem executing python script as shortcut

Jorgen Bodde jorgen.maillist at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 13:59:11 CET 2008


Hi Larry,

Sorry for accidentally mailing you personally. I fixed the problem, it
was a problem with the search path, and once that was fixed it works
fine!

thanks again,
- Jorgen

On Feb 8, 2008 9:26 AM, Jorgen Bodde <jorgen.maillist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Larry,
>
> > Sure there is.  Just put double quotes around the entire Target and Start in
> > entries in the shortcut.
>
> That is exacty the problem. The shortcut (if dropped on the start menu
> even by hand or by Inno Installer) already has those quotes. Still, it
> is mpossible to launch a python script that way so it seems.
>
> > Example:
> > Target:    "C:\Program Files\WebSafe\WStools\WSsend.exe"
> > Start in:  "C:\Program Files\WebSafe\WStools\"
>
> As I already explained, the windows shortcut is already formatted like that
>
> > 1) Download Inno Installer and wrap your distribution into a proper installation
> >     (setup.exe) program.  It takes care of all this for you.
>
> it's actually the same with inno setup. A python script like
> c:\Program Files\app\app.py won't start. Could you please verify this
> for me? Simply make a subdir in Program Files and put a python script
> in there. Then drag and drop this script as a shortcut on the start
> menu. Then try to execute it. This does not seem to work
>
> > 2) Take a look at py2exe to bundle your entire application up so that you don't
> >     need python on the machine at all.
>
> Like explained, I would like to offer both. Source based install and
> exe based, so people who are into python can view the code, and
> contribute if needed. I always like it when I get the choice to modify
> the app when there are small issues with it that I can easly resolve.
>
> thanks for your reply!
> - Jorgen
>
>
> >
> > Hope info helps.
> >
> > -Larry
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> >
>



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