[python-win32] win32all and non-standard Python distribution

Itamar S.-T. itamarst at yahoo.com
Fri May 16 11:25:17 EDT 2003

I'm packaging Python by ZIPing up the c:\python22
directory and unzipping it on target machine, usually
in a different directory. This works fine for the most
part - except for win32all. The problem is that the
win32all packages are not put straight into
site-packages, but instead are added in non-package
directories, and sys.path is extended (not sure how -

Anyone solved this issue before? Obvious solutions
would be sys.path fixups in all applications I run,
messing with directory structure before ZIPing, adding
some sort of site.py post-install, and getting Mark
Hammond to change how win32all installs itself (can we
get .h and .lib files installed too?) :)

Itamar Shtull-Trauring, itamar(at)shtull-trauring.org

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