[PEAK] setup.py develop throws strange error in windows

2ms22 at qlink.queensu.ca 2ms22 at qlink.queensu.ca
Wed Nov 29 13:58:06 EST 2006

Hi Phillip,

The change you mentioned does in fact fix my problem.

Thank you very much,


> At 01:27 AM 11/24/2006 -0500, 2ms22 at qlink.queensu.ca wrote:
>>Hi there,
>>I am having some issues running easy_install on windows.  I am trying to
>>specify a custom install dir, but keep getting an incomprehensible (to
>> me)
>> >python setup.py develop --install-dir J:\
>>running develop
>>Checking .pth file support in J:\
>>"C:\Program Files\Python24\pythonw.exe" -E -c pass
>>error: command '""C:\Program Files\Python24\pythonw.exe""' failed:
>> Invalid
>>I am completely stomped.  I have tried everything, from adding an entry
>> to
>>setup.cfg, to putting quotes.
> That's not the problem, it appears to be a problem with your Python being
> installed under "Program Files", instead of the standard C:\Python24
> location.
> Would you mind trying to comment out this line in
> setuptools/command/easy_install.py?
>      if ' ' in executable: executable='"%s"' % executable
> It's in a method called check_pth_processing.  Please let me know what the
> result is.  Thanks!

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