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#86 Silent Install

closed-wont-fix
nobody
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5
2011-06-22
2011-06-22
JordanRinke
No

It would be nice to be able to silently install from the compiled EXE for PyWin. Unless there is a way to install it from source without requiring full blown VS2008 that I haven't been able to find?

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  • Mark Hammond
    Mark Hammond
    2011-06-22

    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Mark Hammond
    Mark Hammond
    2011-06-22

    This is often requested, but unfortunately is not supported by the 'bdist_wininst' command in distutils which is used to create the installer.

    A work around is to extract and copy the files manually, then run the command "python pywin32_postinstall.py -install" after the files are in place.

    The files can be extracted either by installing the executable into a clean Python install and copying the files manually, or opening the .exe as a ZIP file and extracting directly from there - some tools may require you to rename the ..exe to .zip before this will work (but the .exe is a valid zip file)

    Closing as "wont fix" as the fix needs to be in Python itself (ie, in distutils) rather than pywin32.