Windows 7, 64-bit Python and easy_install
I recently downloaded and installed Windows 7 RTM on my laptop. I upgraded from 32-bit XP to a 64-bit flavor of Windows 7. I decided to install a 64-bit version of Python to take advantage of the 6GB of memory installed on my laptop. All well and good.
I proceeded to grab and set up
easy_install which installed without any issues. Things started to go awry when I tried to actually install a package using
easy_install. I started getting the following error:
Cannot find Python executable C:\Python25\python.exe
It turns out that this has been an issue with
setuptools and 64-bit Python for a while:
There is an active ticket for
setuptools as well (with the last update dated August 11, 2009 at the time of writing):
Hopefully, it will be resolved soon. My solution was to fall back to 32-bit Python in the interim.