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Python and Twisted on Windows – stupid installer

I’ve installed python-2.5.1.msi on Windows using power user rights (in german: Hauptbenutzerrechte) and it works fine:

Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Apr 18 2007, 08:51:08) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Ok, let’s take a look at Twisted (an event-driven networking engine written in Python). There even is a windows binary for Python 2.5 – great, so let’s use Twisted_NoDocs-2.5.0.win32-py2.5.exe. But the installer isn’t happy with my power user rights:

Screenshot: Python Twisted - Error message lacking admin rights

Sucking… anyway – so let’s run it with administrator rights:

Screenshot: Python Twisted - Error message python is not installed


One Response to “Python and Twisted on Windows – stupid installer”

  1. Stefan Says:

    Had something similar yesterday on my Vista-Ultimate-Box:

    I wanted to install Delphi 7 but Vista said: “There are known Problems with this Application”.

    Some Google-Clicks later I found, that there was a Windows-Patch directly by M$, so I downloaded it and startet the Installation Procedure:

    “This Patch is not suitable for your Systems Architecture.”

    Mhh, but the Installation Documentation said: Suitable for Vista Ultimate 32bit.

    So I had a look at appwiz.cpl. And: The Patch was already installed.

    But why then the “known Problems with this Application”??

    Then after overriding this message, Delphi installed fine und runs now without visible problems.