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Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

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.



Python 3.1 Tkinter missing from install

The module has not been built. I'm assuming it creates a lib-tk folder as it does under 2.6. Under 3.1 this folder is missing also

Can't uninstall from OSX, no receipt created in /Library/Receipts

Not sure what to do about this, I need 64 bit support, so I"m trying to uninstall, however the instructins indicate I should run a script in /Library/Receiepts/ActivePython..., but no receipt exists after installing.


ActivePython on Win ME?

I just installed the Python26 version on Windows ME. Is that even an option? Would the Activepython run on Win ME system? It installs fine. I can see and try to open it from Start-> Program -> ActiveState activepython 2.6; and out pops two error windows - one displays -
C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\pythonwin\Pythonwin.exe A device attached to the system in not functioning. The second window pop up says -The C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\pythonwin\pythonwin.exe file expects a newer version of Windows.
Upgrade your Windows version.

Include Tcl/Tk header files?


I am trying to compile matplotlib, a 2D plotting library, with ActivePython. matplotlib finds the Tcl/Tk which come with ActivePython, however it can't find the header files corresponding to the bundled Tcl/Tk library because they are removed from the ActivePython package. Is it possible to include these header files in the distribution?