MayaVi install

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Tue Sep 15 17:45:02 CEST 2009

On 2009-09-14 23:07 PM, Gib wrote:
> I am trying to follow the instructions for installing MayaVi  given on
> the Enthought site:
> I'm following the step-by-step instructions to install with eggs under
> Windows.  When I get to this point:
> easy_install Sphinx EnvisageCore EnvisagePlugins configobj
> Sphinx 0.6.3 is installed OK, but when envisagecore 3.1.1 is being
> installed, after doing a few steps it fails with the message:
> error: Setup script exited with error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
> A search showed that vcvarsall.bat is where you might expect to find
> it, in
> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC
> I'm not sure what to do now.

Probably put that directory on your PATH. You will get better Mayavi support on 
the enthought-dev mailing list:

Robert Kern

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  an underlying truth."
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