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Recommend Anaconda when installing Scrapy on Windows #2475

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redapple opened this issue Jan 3, 2017 · 2 comments
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Recommend Anaconda when installing Scrapy on Windows #2475

redapple opened this issue Jan 3, 2017 · 2 comments

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@redapple redapple commented Jan 3, 2017

Succesfully using pip on Windows for Scrapy (and lxml and Twisted) is far from easy.
Anaconda/Miniconda seems to work much smoother.
Let's recommend Anaconda first for Windows users in the installation page, and leave the pip-way for the brave.

@redapple redapple changed the title Recomment Anaconda to install Scrapy on Windows Recommend Anaconda to install Scrapy on Windows Jan 3, 2017
@redapple redapple changed the title Recommend Anaconda to install Scrapy on Windows Recommend Anaconda when installing Scrapy on Windows Jan 3, 2017
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@redapple redapple commented Jan 3, 2017

@eliasdorneles , I believe you were working on this recently.

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@eliasdorneles eliasdorneles commented Jan 3, 2017

Hey @redapple -- yeah, I wanted to try this out before doing the change, just to be sure.

I've installed Windows on a VM to verify the installation process, and I've found trouble already just trying to install CPython directly from python.org downloads. The installation would never end, even after leaving it running for hours.

I've successfully installed Anaconda and am now testing the Scrapy installation process with it.
Sorry for the delay on reporting, I'll keep this issue updated as I go along.

@redapple redapple closed this in b6ab1ae Mar 9, 2017
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[MRG+2] docs: installation instructions, mention conda in the beginning (closes #2475)
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