[IPython-user] Report of installing in Win98
gruben at bigpond.net.au
Sat Mar 5 02:30:24 CST 2005
I recently tried installing iPython in Win98 and emailed Fernando
offlist describing the problems I had. I've finally found time to try
reinstalling, this time with 0.6.12. iPython is largely working under
Win98, although I had the same problem as previously reported offlist.
The windows packaged installer throws up this at the post-install point:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 74, in ?
File "<string>", line 22, in install
OSError: no such folder (CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS)
*** run_installscript: internal error 0xFFFFFFFF ***
which is the same behaviour I saw previously.
I then grabbed the tar file and did a
and it successfully added the menu shortcuts.
It appears to run OK now.
One small problem, which is probably a scipy problem though:
for example starts displaying the help but freezes the DOS window once a
screenful of help is displayed.
If I run iPython from the IPython_shell.py shortcut and look at the
running processes, I note two:
python <- DOS shell
If I then type
I notice that the DOS window title changes from Python to GNUPLO~1 and
some gnuplot processes start up:
GNUPLO~1 <- DOS shell
The DOS window freezes up.
I don't know why gnuplot is starting.
The help> prompt system seems to work for other cases, so it's probably
scipy causing this and not iPython's fault, but I mention it in case it
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