Zipping python modules

Larry Bates larry.bates at`
Mon Jun 16 15:46:11 CEST 2008

Brian Vanderburg II wrote:
> I've installed Python 2.5 on MSW and it works.  I'm preparing it to run 
> from a thumb drive so I can run applications by dropping them onto the 
> python.exe or from command line/etc.  It works but the size is quite 
> large.  I've compressed most of the executables with UPX even the dlls 
> under site-packages, but is there a way I could compress the top-level 
> 'lib' directory into a instead so save some space, and do I 
> need the 'test' directory (which is about 10MB itself)?
> Brian Vanderburg II
With thumb drives now being 2-4Gb what possible need would there be to worry 
about 10Mb?  Remember by zipping things you are trading performance for size as 


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