[IPython-dev] Re: [IPython-user] win32 installer woes...
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Mon Jan 24 01:08:08 CST 2005
Fernando Perez wrote:
> Hi all,
> after Viktor's excellent win32 installer work, we have something which
> _almost_ works. Except I have a really nasty problem. I have just posted a
> message to c.l.py asking for help, which I repost here in case anyone can
> help or has a good solution.
OK, I got a solution. It turns out the original os.chdir() instruction was
completely unnecessary for the script to actually run. So I simply removed
it, and things work now fine regardless of where they run from. In case
anyone is interested in testing this fixed win32 installer, it is here:
Feedback on how this release works for Windows users would be greatly appreciated.
The old one (with the segfault if run from a different drive) is still at:
I still think this is a nasty bug somewhere in python's binary installer, but
since this has cost me yet another Sunday dealing with the endemic brokenness
of Windows, I won't pursue it further . The fix I have works for me. If
someone cares to follow up with the upstream win32/distutils crowd, it would
probably save others similar headaches in the future.
 There is a simple reason why I hate the Win32 platform with such a
passion: _every_ time I've tried to get ipython to behave under windows in a
rational manner, the simplest, most trivial things have always cost me an
entire weekend. And at the end of the day, without fail, I end up just having
to build kludgy solutions to sidestep every one of the million ways in which
Windows manages to break every computing standard known to man, without
mentioning simple common sense. And yes, I'm bitter :)
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