[XML-SIG] PyXML, a modest proposal

Jeremy Kloth jeremy.kloth@fourthought.com
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 13:52:07 -0700

Martijn Faassen wrote:
>   * People trying to install PyXML for a binary version of Zope on
> Windows.     Binary Zope distributions include their own Python
> version. This Python     version is not found by PyXML's installer. I
> hack around this by     telling people to *unzip the exe file*, and
> then copy the _xmlplus file     manually to the right place in the
> Zope distribution.

This is an issue with the distutils wininst installer.  It only searches for
Python via registry entries.  So unless Zope adds the required Python
registry entries, the distutils installers will not be able to find a valid

There is the start of letting the user select additional Python
installations in the wininst code base however it is not yet enabled by

You might want to raise this issue with the distutils community.

Jeremy Kloth