>>Don't but the data into library.zip, put it in an appropriate folder
I didn't have a choice in this. Py2exe put my data file in the zip.
There are no folders after making an exe. Everything is in the zip file.
After posting my original message, I came across a project which truly does
make a single-file executable, with no zip files.
setup.py py2exe -b 1
This is what makes a single-file executable.
But I could not find any information anywhere how to do this
>>If you are dead-set on distributing the file inside library.zip you will
I wasn't, but the data file ended up there automatically.
Thi is the first time I've used py2exe in several years, so I've forgotten
how it works, and the docs don't really spell out the options available
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