"Deprecated sets module" with Python 2.6

Virgil Stokes vs at it.uu.se
Wed Jul 29 09:46:50 CEST 2009

Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
> Virgil Stokes schrieb:
>> I would appreciate help on correcting a problem when trying to create 
>> an *.exe file using py2exe via GUI2exe with Python 2.6.2.
>> When using GUI2exe to create an *.exe I always get the following 
>> warning during the compile process:
>> C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\py2exe\build_exe.py:16:
>> DeprecationWarning: the sets module is deprecated
>> import sets
>> and this results in the creation of an *.exe file that can not be 
>> executed.
>> On the other hand, if I use the same procedure (on the same Python 
>> code) with
>> Python 2.5, there are no warnings and the *.exe works fine.
>> The procedure used is that given in the example "Less simpler one" at
>>  http://code.google.com/p/gui2exe/wiki/GUI2ExeExamplesin
>> Any suggestions, help, ... would be greatly appreciated.
> If you don't need your app running on python2.3 and earlier, just 
> remove the sets-module and replace it with the builtin "set".
Of course Diez, this is a good suggestion. However, in this case the 
Python code that I am trying to convert into an *.exe file does not 
refer to sets directly; i.e, the use of this module is buried within a 
package that is imported (wxPython) which is not under my control.

> Diez

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