[vtkusers] vtkNightly dll's

Jose Paulo Moitinho de Almeida moitinho at civil.ist.utl.pt
Mon Oct 28 05:44:54 EST 2002

On Wednesday 23 October 2002 08:10, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> >>>>> "AC" == Andy Cedilnik <andy.cedilnik at kitware.com> writes:
>     AC> Hello Dharmendra, Try www.vtk.org.
> Yes, but the vtk*Python.exe does not specify which version of Python,
> Tcl/Tk etc. it requires.  So its unlikely people will download it
> without knowing what it requires.  Also, where does it install
> VTK-Python?  Can someone who uses/builds these please clarify?
> Actually, if you want you can easily build a distutils based exe file
> for VTK-Python.  Do this on a windows machine with Python installed:
>  $ cd Wrapping/Python
>  $ python setup.py bdist_wininst
> That should do the trick and build a distutils based exe that will
> install VTK-Python correctly with all the Python files and the DLLs on
> Windows if Python is already installed.  Could some Windows + VTK
> Python user please check this?  I'm asking since I cannot test under
> Windows.

I have now tried it out.

The good news is at:


It seems to work, but needs probably some testing. I am not an expert, but is 
it usefull with only the vtkXXXPython.dll's? I was expecting that everything 
needed yo have a running vtk would be there, including vtkXXXX.dll.

The (not so) bad news is that I had to use some persuasion:

- copy source/__init__.py and source/vtk.pth to build directory
- create a vtk directory with subdirectories gtk, qt, test, tk, util and wx

Was it my mistake (bad path?).


Ze Paulo

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