Bug(s) in Python 3.1.1 Windows installation

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Oct 29 16:44:04 CET 2009


Mark Hammond wrote:
> On 29/10/2009 11:06 AM, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
> 
>> So I suggest switching to some other more light-weight installer
>> technology.
> 
> 
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I expect we will stick with MSI even with 
> its shortcomings.  Using MSI files has significant other advantages, 
> particularly in "managed" environments.
> 
>> (2) Failure to set up PATH.
> 
> 
> This is by design.  If you really care passionately about this, you 
> should be able to find a number of discussions here, in python-dev and 
> in the python bug tracker.
> 
> One example of why the current behaviour is useful is that many people 
> install multiple Python versions side-by-side and a "last installed 
> wins" strategy isn't a great option.
> 
>> Even after setting up a correct PATH Tkinter does not work:
> 
> 
> I suspect this will be a Python 3.x issue - you probably want to stick 
> with 2.x.
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Mark

Looks like in 3.x the name was changed to tkinter.

~Ethan~




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