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Trouble Installing TTX/FontTools (asks for .NET Framework Packages)

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I'm trying to install FontTools ("a library for manipulating fonts,
written in Python") on a Win XP box, and I'm given a bit of pause that
this process seems to require downloading some MS .NET framework
packages -- at least, this is what the "setup.py" script has told when
I've tried to run it:

"error: The .NET Framework SDK needs to be installed before building
extensions
for Python."

Hmmm. It gets a bit worse, too. If one searches for the .NET Framework
SDK, one arrives at a page on the Microsoft site which states: "You
must install the .NET Framework Redistributable Package version 1.1
prior to installing the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 1.1."

Is this really the case? It seems odd that a python library would
require anything related to .NET. Could I have messed up somewhere in
the installation process?

Jul 19 '05 #1
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This problem may be addressed here:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/m...msg_id=1702374

Apparently setup.py tries to compile a c file, which of course doesn't
work if there's no compiler.

Jul 19 '05 #2

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weston wrote:
This problem may be addressed here:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/m...msg_id=1702374

Apparently setup.py tries to compile a c file, which of course doesn't work if there's no compiler.


In fact it does not work even if there is a compiler - seems distutils
has been broken in python2.4 (it works in python2.3).

Jesper

Jul 19 '05 #3

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Jesper Olsen wrote:
Apparently setup.py tries to compile a c file, which of course

doesn't
work if there's no compiler.


In fact it does not work even if there is a compiler - seems distutils
has been broken in python2.4 (it works in python2.3).


distutils works just fine in 2.4.

but the standard Windows distribution of Python 2.4 is compiled with
a newer compiler. if you don't have a compatible compiler on your
machine (or if the compiler isn't properly installed), setup won't be able
to build extensions for 2.4.

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Jul 19 '05 #4

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