Installation Support for ActivePython

Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

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

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.


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 ( (2.7).

But oddly enough, when I run python (cmd line) I still get ActiveState python reported:
ActivePython (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?

Install on Ubuntu 10.04 Not Working

System info:

$ uname -srvmo
Linux 2.6.32-24-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 19 01:12:52 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

I'm a 'newbie' to Linux and can't seem to get the "Community" Activexxx packages to work on my Ubuntu platform. I never had any issues using the Windows packages, but I'm trying to migrate away from Windows.

I downloaded the ActivePython- package, freed the tarball, and ran $ sh per the instruction for Linux platforms.

Error after install

After ensuring path exported, type in python at command line and get:
ImportError: No module named site

MS visual c++ runtime error

We have a program using Python25.dll used to work fine with, but keep getting this 'visual c++ runtime error' randomly after upgrading to

Any ideas?


Installation stalls

I have tried to install ActivePython (Win 64-bit x64), and
waited more than 10 minutes while the installation program checked on
space on my laptop. I tried twice more, once with a wait of 30 minutes.

I have about 132 GB of empty space on my hard drive.