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Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

install activepython or python on windows 7 64 bit

I have windows 7 64 bit and wish to install python 3.1.2.4-win64-x64.mis or activepython 2.6.6.1.6-win64-x64.mir or python 2.6.6amd64.msi. Could you please provide advise on which one I should install and as well provide step by step process on how to install python on Windows 7 64 bit. Thanks

ActiveState Python 2.6.2.2 behaves different with/without explicit python.exe in front of .py file (Check the attached image)

Hi,

I get different result while running the .py directly in the command shell then prefix it with the explicit python command. The ActiveState Python 2.6.2.2 has been un-installed and re-installed multiple times and computer has also been restarted several times, but sitll not solving the problem. Last time when it was good was before I installed IronPython and CPython3.2 which were later all uninstalled. So, what could be the cause of the problem (snapshot attached in the file)?

Thanks
-Patrick

pypm doesn't work at all with new Community 2.7.1 installation

I just tried to install ActivePython 2.7.1.4 on Vista Ultimate(64bit) using the 32 bit .msi file. All seems to work fine and when I choose the option from the Windows menu - up comes the PyPM commmand dialogue box. However all I see is: "'pypm' is not recognised as an internal or external command ...." etc. I have searched for pypm.* with the intention of placing it on the Path - but it is not anywhere I can find. When I start Idle - that is OK too and my scripts work. The reason for trying out ActiveState is because of the easy installation of MySQL library and so I need pypm to work.

FIXED : How to uninstall with missing or corupt msi

Hi,

I want to uninstall Active Python 2.6.2.2 and upgrade. Certain things are not working and it's probably time to upgrade anyway. When I try to uninstall it says "missing msi".

Before I delete all the folders and clean the registry out is there something I can try to have a normal or more graceful uninstall?

Thanks,

Lee G.

NOTE: I was able to find an old copy of: activePython-2.6.2.2-win32-x86.msi and put it in the right place for the installer and it seems like it worked. So please disregard - I think it's fixed.

python editor

I downloaded python 2.7, but isnt there supposed to be an editor included?
i cant find it.

need help: IDLE GUI is not opening

hello,
I am new to python and really want to learn it. I have installed and uninstalled python like 20 ties but the IDLE is not working. whenever i click on it from the start menu-->programes-->Active State Active Python 2.7--> IDLE GUI, nothing seems to happen.

Please help.

AP 3.1.2.3

Just downloaded and installed this. Docs say:

Symbolic links and stubs are created in "/usr/local/bin" for launching python, pythonw and pydoc from the command line.

Found the version links, but had to manually link the names to the versions, e.g.

ln -s python3.1-config python-config

idle closes immediately

I installed ActivePython 2.7 (32-bit) on a Windows 7 box (x64). When I run idle from the Start menu, idle closes its window immediately. If I run idle from a cmd box, it seems to run fine:

> cd \ActivePython27
> Lib\idlelib\idle.bat

Any thoughts?

can't uninstall ActivePython...

I did an uninstall of ActiveState python both 64 & 32 bit versions, and even a reboot, and installed the FOSS (python.org)python (2.7).

But oddly enough, when I run python (cmd line) I still get ActiveState python reported:
E:\Plang\python>python
ActivePython 2.7.0.2 (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
Python 2.7 (r27:82500, Aug 23 2010, 17:18:21) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> copyright()
Copyright (c) 2000-2010 ActiveState Software Inc.

Why isn't user environment path what I see in interactive shell os.sys.path?

When I start an interactive shell, why isn't os.sys.path the same as what is in my PATH environment variable (either Startup or User Environment)?

How can I get a directory that I add to the PATH to be seen in os.sys.path?