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Title: Bad IDLE shortcut by 2.4 installer on XP
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Components: Installation Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: loewis Nosy List: jbrouwers, loewis
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Created on 2004-12-01 16:28 by jbrouwers, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (4)
msg23475 - (view) Author: Jean M. Brouwers (jbrouwers) Date: 2004-12-01 16:28
There is a problem with the Python 2.4 installer on
Windows XP.

The IDLE shortcut set up by the installer in the
StartUp folder does not work.  If the shortcut is
removed and recreated manually, it works fine.

That was *after* a complete reinstall of Python 2.4 and
after removing the previous version of Python 2.3 on
the machine.  With Python 2.3 present, the IDLE
shortcut installed by Python 2.4 runs the 2.3 version.

See also



msg23476 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2004-12-08 22:13
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I've added an entry to

now and hope to fix the problem for 2.4.1.
msg23477 - (view) Author: Jean M. Brouwers (jbrouwers) Date: 2004-12-09 01:16
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One more piece of data.  We installed Python 2.4 in
directory "C:\Program Files\Python24".  Maybe the space in
the name is causing the problem.
msg23478 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2004-12-22 12:58
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This is now fixed in 1.19 and
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:08adminsetgithub: 41268
2004-12-01 16:28:39jbrouwerscreate