[IPython-user] Trouble with Win2K install

Dave Merrill dmerrill at usa.net
Sat Jan 8 14:52:45 CST 2005

Hi Fernando, thanks for your prompt reply. I tried the DOS prompt method of
starting setup, and it worked, thanks, great!

For the benefit of anyone else who has this issue, I unzipped the files into

  C:\Program Files\ipython-0.6.6

...then opened a DOS window, and did the following two cmds:

  cd C:\Program Files\ipython-0.6.6
  "C:\Program Files\Python23\python.exe" setup.py install

Tons of DOS cmds spat out, the shortcut was created, and launching it
brought up the config wizard, then ipython.

BTW, you're correct that I had unzipped the files successfully before this.
I'd also read the windows install notes, which is how I knew about the
dependencies on PythonWin, readline and ctypes. I'm not sure what didn't
work about setup, but looks like I'm there anyway.

I'd really love it if ipython could be invoked in the current debugger
context in PyDev under Eclipse. Is there any way to do that?

Thanks again for your help,

Dave Merrill

> Dave Merrill wrote:
> > I'm new to python, and ipython, but not to programming, having trouble
> > getting ipython installed on windows 2000, python 233. Any help would be
> > much appreciated; I'm sure I'm being some basic flavor of dense...
> >
> > First downloaded and installed PythonWin, readline and ctypes.
> They're all
> > pretty clearly here and working, because I can run PythonWin, and from
> > there, importing readline and ctypes works.
> >
> > Then downloaded ipython-0.6.6.zip and unzipped it. When I double-click
> > setup.py, I get only a brief wait cursor; nothing else happens, and
> > importing ipython as a test fails.
> >
> > I tried moving the whole unzipped dir to site-packages, no difference.
> >
> > Both files in the scripts dir, ipython and pycolor, have no filename
> > extension, which seems odd to my newbie eye. I tried renaming
> them to .py,
> > still no difference.
> >
> > My apologies for this basic question, and my no-doubt-ignorant flailing
> > about. Very much looking forward to getting this working.
> I'm not a windows user, so this may be off base.  But recently I tried to
> install the windows ipython on an XP machine, and I noticed a
> problem: if you
> use the default .zip support in Windows and double-click the
> setup.py file,
> nothing happens because windows does not do a full uncompress in a temp
> directory (like winzip does).  So you need to really extract the full zip
> directory to a standalone folder.  But from your email, I seem to
> understand
> that you've already done this, so let's look for other things.
> One thing you can try is to execute the setup.py by hand: open up
> a terminal,
> and go into the folder where you unzipped it.  Then, try:
> /path/to/your/python.exe setup.py install
> If you get an error message there, please copy and paste it
> exactly to the
> list. With an actual traceback, we should be able to help.
> Cheers,
> f
> ps.  This section of the manual:
> http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/manual/node2.html#SECTION00023000000000000000
> gives you a bit more detail about the windows installation, which
> may help
> track down your problem.

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