Installling ADODB on an offline computer

Alan Meyer ameyer2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 17:38:15 CET 2015


On 01/30/2015 09:45 AM, bkline at rksystems.com wrote:
> On Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:35:50 PM UTC-5, Alan Meyer wrote:
>> I work on an application that uses the ActivePython compilation of
>> Python from ActiveState.  It uses three Microsoft COM libraries that are
>> needed for talking to SQL Server.  The libraries are:
>>
>>       Microsoft Activex Data Objects
>>       Microsoft Activex Data Objects Recordset
>>       Microsoft ADO Ext
>>
>> In the past, we have installed those libraries on numerous machines by
>> running makepy.py.  It can be done from the ActivePython IDLE GUI, or
>> from the command line.  makepy.py downloads and installs the packages
>> for us, taking care of COM server or client registration, or whatever it
>> is that has to be done (I don't really know much about this stuff.)
>>
>> Now I've been asked to port the application to a computer that is not
>> connected to the Internet.  I haven't found any way to get those
>> packages.  I haven't found a way to, for example, download the packages
>> to files, place the files on the target computer, and run makepy.py or a
>> setup.py to install them.
>>
>> Can someone suggest a way to do it?
>>
>> Thank you very much.
>>
>>       Alan
>
> I don't think makepy.py needs to download anything. It's just extracting information from the registry about COM services which are available and building a Python wrapper around those services. I've used it successfully myself on a machine completely cut off from the outside world.
>
> Cheers,
> Bob
>
Well, son of a gun.

Thanks Bob.

    Alan



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