[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #773: document installation on Windows

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Aug 18 21:57:32 UTC 2009

David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> tahoe-lafs wrote:
>> #773: document installation on Windows
> I succeeded in installing on Vista using the InstallDetails instructions
> for Python 2.6 (native using MinGW, not cygwin). There is a bug in the
> instructions -- in step 2 of "What if that doesn't work?",
> C:\Python26\Libs\distutils
> should be
> C:\Python26\lib\distutils
> Minor nits:
>  - even though most people will probably work it out, there should be
>    a note that C:\Python26 is only the default Python installation
>    directory.

Almost all installations of python based software on windows suck.  This 
is a readily fixable problem, but it has not been fixed - it could be 
viewed as missing part of the python toolset.  We need a tool that 
produces good msi installs of python software.

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