Instructions on how to build py2exe 0.6.8 (or an installer would be nice, too!)

Thomas Heller theller at
Tue Jun 10 17:07:36 CEST 2008

chardish at schrieb:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to build an executable with py2exe, but unfortunately the
> version I have is 0.6.6, which has a rather annoying bug that doesn't
> let you rename the executable file if you bundle everything in a
> single executable. It seems fairly unacceptable to tell our customers
> that they can't rename a file we send them.
> I hear this problem is fixed in 0.6.8, but unfortunately there's no
> standalone installer for py2exe 0.6.8 - the most recent version that
> has an installer is 0.6.6 way back from 2006 (!). Is there a
> standalone installer for py2exe 0.6.8 anywhere? If not, how do I build
> it from source? (There's no instructions in the readme - it just says
> "How to install: download the standalone installer" and doesn't
> include building instructions.)

Easy - download the sources, and enter 'python bdist_wininst' in the
top-level directory.  You need the same compiler that was used to build the
Python that you use.


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