#62 PythonCard on Windows Vista


In “Beginning Python” ISBN – 978-0-7645-9654-4 there is, on page 3, there are suggestions for the installation of the software needed to read the book. So far I have failed.
I am using Microsoft Windows Vista – Ultimate Edition (x32) on an HP Pavilion. I am trying to install Python, wxPython, and PythonCard via the procedure in http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/windows_installation.html
The installations of Python and wxPython seemed to go without a hitch. When I tried to install PythonCard I got - -
• Could not create – PythonCard-y25
• Could not set Key values
o Python 2.5 PythonCard-0.8.2
o “C:\Python25\RemovePythonCard.exe” –u
o “C:\Python25\PythonCard-winisst.log”
• Then it goes ahead and installs some files and gives me the message –
o “Traceback(most recent call last): file “<string>”, line 61, in <module> OSError: Failed to create shortcut ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\windows\StartMenu\Programs\PythonCard\SampleLauncher.lnk’ – error 0x80070003 *** run_install script: internal error 0xFFFFFFFF ***


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Right-click on the setup file and select "Run as administrator".

  • Neil Hughes

    Neil Hughes - 2009-04-02

    If it's just codeEditor that is failing, check [2048681]. Certain versions of wxPython (2.8.8.x) caused the problem and upgrading to 2.8.9.x should fix things....it did for me.


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