#182 Can't load Python for pre-install script

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nobody
win32 (141)
5
2008-02-22
2004-12-11
gpascenso
No

I have the same problem mr_moose reported in Request ID
1066510: Can't load Python for pre-install script.
Everuthing went the same. However, I looked into my
C:\Windows\System32 folder to check how many
pythonxx.dll I had, as suggested by Mark Hammomd in his
"Installation Troubleshooting" page at
http://starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/win32/InstallationProblems.html,
and to my surprise I found only python23.dll and
pythoncom23.dll. This is weird, since I completely
uninstalled Python 2.3.4 before installing Python 2.4

Discussion

  • Andy Elvey
    Andy Elvey
    2004-12-16

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    Hi gpascenso!
    Good news on this - I followed the tips posted by spjenni
    (on my bug report that you mention), and success! PythonWin
    2.4 is now up and running .... :-)
    One small glitch - you may get a message saying that the
    dll mfc71.dll can't be found. You can get that dll at the
    following URL -
    http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?mfc71

    So, do the following -
    1 - Uninstall Python 2.4, then do a fresh install, making
    sure you install it for all users, not just yourself.
    2 - Get the mfc71.dll file , and copy it into windows/system.
    3 - Install the Python for Windows extensions.
    4 - Fire up PythonWin. It should now work :-)

    Bye for now -
    mr_moose

     
  • Brett
    Brett
    2004-12-16

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    Yup, same problem and I found the same solution worked.

     
  • gpascenso
    gpascenso
    2004-12-19

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    Thank you for your kind reply. However, I solved the problem
    through a different path. I installed ActiveState Python 2.4
    and it worked immediately. Since I use Python only on Win32,
    it seemed a good alternative.

    Bye,
    --gpascenso

     
  • Roger Upole
    Roger Upole
    2008-02-22

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    This is same issue as bug 1066510.

     
  • Roger Upole
    Roger Upole
    2008-02-22

    • status: open --> closed-duplicate