Installation Support for ActivePython

Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

PyScripter Installation

I am a beginner and interested in Python. I've downloaded the 3.3 version and everything seems to be OK. I would like to try PyScripter as an IDE and would like to know if there is any reason I can't download it, install it, and use it with the ActiveState version of Python.

MacOS Mavericks ActiveState Python inoperable

There seem to be multiple problems with 3.3 and 3.2 ActiveState Pythons on Mavericks.

So far I've found that

1) readline needs some low level patch in end user's computers, which end users of Python application are unlikely to have skill set or desire to do.

2) python GUI features don't draw or refresh correctly, for example pop-up tooltips in tkinter don't draw text at all, tree view open/close clicks only refresh seconds or minutes later, etc. Not sure if this is in Python or the 8.6 separate tcl install.

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