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Install fails on windows 7 - 64 bit : "OSError: currently only Windows and OSX are supported." #160

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LouNo277 opened this Issue Mar 9, 2015 · 8 comments

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LouNo277 commented Mar 9, 2015

Hi Felix,
Thanks for your continued great work on this project, xlwings has made my interactions with numerous spreadsheets a lot easier.

However, I've been trying to install the latest release on my win7 PC, but so far I have not been successful. The "OSError: currently only Windows and OSX are supported" is raised every time I run 'setup.py install':

Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", line 23, in <module> raise OSError("currently only Windows and OSX are supported.") OSError: currently only Windows and OSX are supported.

I have tried to comment-out the exception handler (replaced with 'pass'), and then the installation runs to the point where it tries to copy the dll but cannot find the file:

byte-compiling C:\Users\u823003\Portable Python 2.7.6.1\App\Lib\site-packages\xlwings\_xlwindows.py to _xlwindows.pyc byte-compiling C:\Users\u823003\Portable Python 2.7.6.1\App\Lib\site-packages\xlwings\__init__.py to __init__.pyc
running install_data
error: can't copy 'xlwings32.dll': doesn't exist or not a regular file

I'd be grateful for your help with this. Many Thanks,
Louisa

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fzumstein commented Mar 9, 2015

Oh dear, thanks for reporting - this is now corrected with v0.3.4. Let me know if you run into any other issues! Closed by 2770cfd

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LouNo277 commented Mar 9, 2015

Thanks for looking into it so quickly, sadly I still get the "can't copy
xlwings32.dll' does not exist" error...

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Oh dear, thanks for reporting - this is now corrected with v0.3.4. Let me
know if you run into any other issues! Closed by 2770cfd
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fzumstein commented Mar 9, 2015

how are you installing it? do you use pip?

Am Montag, 9. März 2015 schrieb Winnie_bluesky :

Thanks for looking into it so quickly, sadly I still get the "can't copy
xlwings32.dll' does not exist" error...

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LouNo277 commented Mar 9, 2015

No, I don't have pip on the windows PC ... I have copied the directory into
'site-packages' and then I run 'python setup.py install' from within.

Using pip on my mac worked fine, no issues there :)

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how are you installing it? do you use pip?

Am Montag, 9. März 2015 schrieb Winnie_bluesky :

Thanks for looking into it so quickly, sadly I still get the "can't copy
xlwings32.dll' does not exist" error...

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javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','notifications@github.com');> wrote:

Oh dear, thanks for reporting - this is now corrected with v0.3.4. Let
me
know if you run into any other issues! Closed by 2770cfd
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fzumstein commented Mar 9, 2015

You should not copy it into site-packages. Just unpack (anywhere, e.g. your desktop), cd into the unpacked directory and run python setup.py install - this will copy the files into the correct folders.

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LouNo277 commented Mar 10, 2015

Hm, does not seem to make any difference, but I assume it might come down
to the python distribution beiing a portable version (?) :

C:\Users\u823003\Downloads>cd xlwings-master

C:\Users\u823003\Downloads\xlwings-master>python setup.py install
C:\Users\u823003\Portable Python 2.7.6.1\App\lib\distutils\dist.py:267: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: 'install_requires'
warnings.warn(msg)
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build\lib
creating build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\constants.py -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\main.py -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\server.py -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\utils.py -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\_xlmac.py -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\_xlwindows.py -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\__init__.py -> build\lib\xlwings
creating build\lib\xlwings\tests
copying xlwings\tests\test_xlwings.py -> build\lib\xlwings\tests
copying xlwings\tests\__init__.py -> build\lib\xlwings\tests
copying xlwings\xlwings.bas -> build\lib\xlwings
copying xlwings\tests\test_chart_1.xlsx -> build\lib\xlwings\tests
copying xlwings\tests\test_range_1.xlsx -> build\lib\xlwings\tests
copying xlwings\tests\test_workbook_1.xlsx -> build\lib\xlwings\tests
copying xlwings\xlwings_template.xltm -> build\lib\xlwings
running install_lib
running install_data
error: can't copy 'xlwings32.dll': doesn't exist or not a regular file

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You should not copy it into site-packages. Just unpack (anywhere, e.g.
your desktop), cd into the unpacked directory and run python setup.py
install - this will copy the files into the correct folders.


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fzumstein commented Mar 10, 2015

ah - are you downloading the source from github? you need to download it from PyPI - github source doesn't include the dlls.

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LouNo277 commented Mar 10, 2015

ok, that worked, thanks for your help!

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