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win32com: use not possible as normal user

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Hello,

I've installed Python 2.4 and the win32 extensions, using administrator
rights, under Windows XP in "C:\Programme". As this is a directory
without spaces I didn't expect any problems. But now I can't _use_
win32com as a normal user, because normal users can't write there:

PythonWin 2.4.1 (#65, Mar 30 2005, 09:13:57) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
on win32.
Portions Copyright 1994-2004 Mark Hammond (mh******@skippinet.com.au) -
see 'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright information.
import win32com.client .... import wdclass
kal = wdclass.easyWord() Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
File "h:\eigene dateien\abt\kalender\wdclass.py", line 10, in __init__
self.wdApp = win32com.client.Dispatch('Word.Application')
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\__init__.py",
line 96, in Dispatch
return __WrapDispatch(dispatch, userName, resultCLSID, typeinfo,
UnicodeToString, clsctx)
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\__init__.py",
line 38, in __WrapDispatch
klass = gencache.GetClassForCLSID(resultCLSID)
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\gencache.py",
line 179, in GetClassForCLSID
mod = GetModuleForCLSID(clsid)
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\gencache.py",
line 222, in GetModuleForCLSID
mod = GetModuleForTypelib(typelibCLSID, lcid, major, minor)
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\gencache.py",
line 262, in GetModuleForTypelib
AddModuleToCache(typelibCLSID, lcid, major, minor)
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\gencache.py",
line 575, in AddModuleToCache
_SaveDicts()
File
"C:\Programme\Python24\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\gencache.py",
line 64, in _SaveDicts
f = open(os.path.join(GetGeneratePath(), "dicts.dat"), "wb")
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
'C:\\Programme\\Python24\\lib\\site-packages\\win32com\\gen_py\\dicts.dat'


Do I have to move my Python installation to another directory with write
permissions for normal users? Or is there a simpler way? This might not
be a problem for users with english Windows installations who can get
bitten anyway by the space in "program files". But in my german
installation I never had a reason to install Python outside of "Programme".

Thanks for any help,
Koczian
--
Dr. Sibylle Koczian
Universitaetsbibliothek, Abt. Naturwiss.
D-86135 Augsburg
e-mail : Si*************@Bibliothek.Uni-Augsburg.DE
Aug 12 '05 #1
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On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:01:13 +0200, Sibylle Koczian
<Si*************@Bibliothek.Uni-Augsburg.de> declaimed the following in
comp.lang.python:
Hello,

I've installed Python 2.4 and the win32 extensions, using administrator
rights, under Windows XP in "C:\Programme". As this is a directory
XP Pro or XP Home?

XP (both) protect the default program directory and a few
others. I have a number of applications that have required me to change
the permissions for directories so my user account can run them. On XP
Home, I believe this was a simple "share" flag. XP Pro has a much more
complex security system that has always taken me two or three tries to
get right (and I still seem to have one application that runs from the
admin account, but gives me a REGISTRY error from my user account).
Do I have to move my Python installation to another directory with write
permissions for normal users? Or is there a simpler way? This might not
be a problem for users with english Windows installations who can get
bitten anyway by the space in "program files". But in my german
installation I never had a reason to install Python outside of "Programme".
I think the default Python install is to use something like
Python2.x as the directory, and to place it in the drive root -- to
avoid problems with the spaces and protected nature of M$ directories.
If I sound vague there, it is because I have an "unused" Plone
installation, and to avoid conflicts between the "all-in-one" Plone and
ActiveState's PythonWin, I installed Plone on my data partition, and
installed ActiveState over Plone's Python (don't ask, I don't remember
how I did that either -- but it is one reason I'm a version or two
behind on both).
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Aug 12 '05 #2

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Sibylle Koczian <Si*************@Bibliothek.Uni-Augsburg.de> wrote:

I've installed Python 2.4 and the win32 extensions, using administrator
rights, under Windows XP in "C:\Programme". As this is a directory
without spaces I didn't expect any problems. But now I can't _use_
win32com as a normal user, because normal users can't write there:


Right. To use win32com, the site-packages\win32com\gen_py directory must
be writable. You shouldn't have to change the whole c:\Programme tree; you
should be able to make just that one subdirectory writable by all.
--
- Tim Roberts, ti**@probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
Aug 13 '05 #3

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