Question on using cx_freeze

joy99 subhakolkata1234 at
Sun Feb 13 13:29:23 CET 2011

Dear Room,
I was trying to build an .exe file for my sample python scripting file
"". I felt using cx_freeze as py2exe was giving some problems
for Python2.6, which I am using.

I gave the following commands:
>>> import sys
>>> from cx_Freeze import setup, Executable
>>> base = None
if sys.platform == "win32":
    base = "Win32GUI"

>>> setup(
        name = "hello1",
        version = "0.1",
        description = "Sample hello1 script",
        executables = [Executable("", base = base)])

I am getting the following error messages:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#27>", line 5, in <module>
    executables = [Executable("", base = base)])
  File "D:\Python26\lib\site-packages\cx_Freeze\", line 360, in
  File "D:\Python26\lib\distutils\", line 140, in setup
    raise SystemExit, gen_usage(dist.script_name) + "\nerror: %s" %
SystemExit: usage:  [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2
[cmd2_opts] ...]
   or:  --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
   or:  --help-commands
   or:  cmd --help

error: no commands supplied

My questions are:
(i) What is the problem I am doing?
(ii) How to overcome this error?

I am using Python 2.6.5 (r265:79096, Mar 19 2010, 21:48:26) [MSC v.
1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
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Windows XP (SP 2).

If any one can help me out I may be hugely helpful.
Thanks in Advance,
Best Regards,

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