Fwd: Re: Unable to install Pywin32 for Python 2.6.2

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at gmail.com
Thu May 14 00:33:12 CEST 2009


On 13/05/2009 2:18 PM, David Lyon wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 2009 05:32:16 +0200, "Martin v. Löwis"<martin at v.loewis.de>
> wrote:
>
>> I think this was a case of obscure misconfiguration of the system.
>> It is always possible to configure a system in such a way that even
>> the most resilient installation procedure will break.
>
> Technically, you are right..
>
> but imho.. windows installers are overkill and shouldn't be used
> for this sort of thing. That is, installing libraries. And not
> the fault of the package authors either...

But if PYTHONPATH was set incorrectly it really doesn't matter how 
Python was installed, it would still fail.  The installer didn't set 
PYTHONPATH, a human did.

Cheers,

Mark



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