Installation Support for ActivePython

Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

Error when upgrading: "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed"


I'm currently running ActivePython on my XP Pro host.

After downloading and running the installer to, I get the following error message:

"Windows Installer: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed."

Has someone seen this, and knows what to do?

Thank you.

ActivePython 2.7 not found under Wine


i'm running Wine 1.6 on Xubuntu 12.04 and can't find ActivePython 2.7 at the Wine menu. In addition, when I try to install PyCrypto 2.1, an error message pops up: "Python version 2.7 required which was not found in the registry.

Here's what I did to install ActivePython (if it's relevant): a) downloaded AP, b) run "tar xzf ActivePython-" + "cd ActivePython-" + "./" in terminal.

can you please help? thanks!

AP 2.7 does not install debug libs?

i'm building an app that embeds python

the debug build won't even link because "python27_d.lib" does not exist.

why not and/or where can i get it / how can i create it?

Newbie stuck loading AS Python on OS X

Hello Friends:

I'm new to Python and ActiveState Python. I have installed AS Python on my OS X 10.7.5 Mac.
I open a terminal window and type python

This is what I get:

Miguel-Rezniceks-Mac-Pro:~ migs$ python
Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, Jul 31 2011, 19:30:53)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Based on Apple Inc. build 5658) (LLVM build 2335.15.00)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Can someone lead me step by step to getting AS python to load?

Thanks in advance,

Miguel Reznicek

Problem running a Python Program and PyPM install packages

I'm running: Window 7 Enterprise

Download: ActivePython-
* ActivePython Documenation
* IDLE (Python GUI)
* Python Interactiveve Shell
* Python Package Manager (PyPM)

It went to directory:

I save the following Python Program:
#! /usr/bin/env python3.2
for i in primes:

I tried to run my Python Program
F:\ >
Choose the program you want to use to open this file: C:\python32.exe
And nothing happen, it did not run.

Could this be the problem and how can I correct it?

ActivePython 2.7.3 - Is there any work being done on it, when will it be released?


Are there any plans to release a 2.7.3 build of ActivePython? The current build available is 2.7.2, and hasn't been updated at least since June 2011. Python 2.7.3 was released on April 9, 2012.

According to this ( post on the Forums, dated Mon, 2012-04-02 19:44: "[...]with a release of 2.7.3 in the near future."

Thanks a lot

Traceback ( most recent call last) when importing modules


I installed ActiveState ActivePython 2.7 (32 bit) in Windows 7 32 bit machine.

I created a sample module and when i tried to import it im getting the below error.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
import sample
File "C:\Python27\", line 1
ActivePython (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I checked for previous solution.

1) Tried rebooting my machine
2) Changed the environment variable

But still the issue is not resolved.

how to install activepython on mint linux

Hi all!, I want to install activepython 3 on an old Pentium 3 PC which is running Linux Mint 12 OS, problem is, I don't know how to handle the .tar.gz to make it happen. Any help appreciated.

Thanks Malcolm

ActivePython2.7.2.5's Tkinter NOT using 8.6 after installing ActiveTcl

Has anybody been able to get Tk 8.6 working using any addition of ActivePython?
No matter what I try, it just keeps on loading the old 8.5.

I have looked into the source and looks like the "" needs to have the "8.6" prefixed there, else it will never do so.
So I am guessing this has not yet happened on any of the available ActivePython builds that are least for the MAC.

Its strange since there is a ActiveTcl install now available - but quite useless to those trying to use it from Python.

Pythonwin not loading


I have a problem with getting pythonwin to run and I need your help please! I have installed python 2.7 on Windows 7 and if I double click on pythonwin.exe (C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\pythonwin) then it loads but comes up with the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\Lib\SITE-P~1\PYTHON~1\pywin\framework\", line 181, in InitInstance
import interact
File "C:\Python27\Lib\SITE-P~1\PYTHON~1\pywin\framework\", line 21, in
import pywin.scintilla.control