Fwd: Re: Unable to install Pywin32 for Python 2.6.2

David Lees debl2NoSpam at verizon.net
Wed May 13 01:57:48 CEST 2009


Mark Hammond wrote:
> Probably some import statement is finding a .pyd module built against 
> Python 2.5 instead of Python 2.6; it might be that PYTHONPATH points 
> somewhere wrong, or the registry for Python 2.6 is setup wrong, or 
> something else entirely...
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Mark
> 
> On 12/05/2009 3:13 PM, David Lyon wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> hmmm... that's annoying..
>>
>> Whilst I don't have an exact answer I have a few hunches...
>>
>> Perphaps what has happened is that the windows installer between
>> the versions of pywin32 has installed newer versions of the same
>> dlls over the top of older ones.
>>
>> Or, possibly, the installer hasn't wanted to replace older dll's
>> because they already exist on the system.
>>
>> This would result in a mismatch.
>>
>> You may be lucky and find an install log. This might tell you which
>> files were actually installed. And you could play around with
>> moving them around.
>>
>> Good luck with your night vision task....
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 12 May 2009 02:22:56 GMT, David Lees<debl2NoSpam at verizon.net>
>> wrote:
>>> I have no problem installing Python 2.6.2 for windows under XP SP3 and
>>> IDLE and the command line versions work fine.  When I run the pywin32
>>> installer downloaded from sourceforge (pywin32-212.win32-py2.6.exe) I
>>> get the following error message:
>>>
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>     File "<string>", line 565, in<module>
>>>     File "<string>", line 291, in install
>>> ImportError: Module use of python25.dll conflicts with this version of
>>> Python.
>>> *** run_installscript: internal error 0xFFFFFFFF ***
>>>
>>> I have tried uninstalling Python 2.6 and reinstalling, but still get the
>>> same message.  I do have Python 2.5.4 and its associated Pywin32 on the
>>> same machine, but I have a laptop with pywin32 installed for both python
>>> 2.5 and 2.6.
>>>
>>> TIA
>>>
>>> David Lees
> 
Mark and David,

Thanks for the help.  I just got it to install for Python 2.6.  All I 
did was change PYTHONPATH (as suggested by Mark) from 
C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages to C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages

David Lees



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