Installing Python 2.5.4 from Source under Windows

Paul Franz theandromedan at
Fri May 1 02:24:32 CEST 2009

    The problem is that the steps are not in the readme.txt for the 
building Python for Windows.  The python.exe might work from the 
Win32Release directory where it is compiled. But I would like to have it 
create the distuils directory, and other python packages that are 
normally part of a python distribution. Another person pointed out 
Tools/Msi and I will look in that directory.

Paul Franz

Mark Hammond wrote:
> Paul Franz wrote:
>> I have looked and looked and looked. But I can not find any directions
>> on how to install the version of Python build using Microsoft's 
>> compiler. It builds. I get the dlls and the exe's. But there is no 
>> documentation that says how to install what has been built. I have 
>> read every readme and stop by the IRC channel and there seems to be 
>> nothing.
> Although you asked about 'installing', you should find that the Python 
> you built works fine from where it is, and adding packages to your 
> site-packages directory will work as you expect.  With the addition of 
> an 'InstallPath' registry entry pointing at your directory, other .exe 
> installer packages created by distutils will also install correctly.
> Hope this helps,
> Mark

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