[Tutor] Python installing in root

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 26 15:13:55 CEST 2008

"Andre Engels" <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote

> Vista). On my private computer this works as it should, but on my 
> work
> computer, it installs in the root directory of C: whatever directory 
> I
> specify it to be installed into. Is this a known problem, and does
> anybody know what to do about it?

Python has no way of knowing whether the PC is at work or at home.
There is nothing to prevent it installing where you tell it so far as
the python installer goes.

Therefore I assume something is set up differently on
your work PC. Maybe a permissions thing? At an outside
guess it's possible Python tries to install where you tell it
and if it encounters an error it just uses the default
location? But that sounds unlikely to me.

Alan G 

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