Python Installation.

I have heard it said that Linux is a giant text-adventure game. Of course, with windows, I feel like I am in a maze of twisty passages, all alike.

I am installing my python environment on Windows 7 64 bit.

First, I installed the 64 bit edition of python.

Python 2.6.5 (r265:79096, Mar 19 2010, 18:02:59) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on Win32

Then I want to install setuptools. But I don't... Following links, I end up http://pypi.python.org/pypi/distribute#installation-instructions. So I download distribute_setup.py and run it.

C:\work>c:\python26\python distribute_setup.py
.... ( a bunch of lines ) ...
Installed c:\python26\lib\site-packages\distribute-0.6.10-py2.6.egg
Processing dependencies for distribute==0.6.10
Finished processing dependencies for distribute==0.6.10
After install bootstrap.
Creating c:\python26\Lib\site-packages\setuptools-0.6c11-py2.6.egg-info
Creating c:\python26\Lib\site-packages\setuptools.pth

C:\work>

Oh look, setuptools got installed anyway. Hmmmm. onward.

Now I think I want to do the virtualenv thingy.

c:\Python26\Scripts\easy_install virtualenv

Worked without problems.

Ok, added c:\Python26\Scripts\ to the PATH environment variable.

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Last updated April 19 2010.

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