[gdal-dev] Installing additional packages for python in OSGeo4W

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Fri May 7 18:27:56 EDT 2010

> In general, what is the best way to install additional python packages 
> in OSGeo4W? Should I be using "apt" or "setup" (noticed both under 
> Commandline Utilities in the OSGeo4W setup program)? Does OSGeo4W 
> provide it's own setuptools?

I've had limited success using easy_install. I have been able to make it 
work but only after tracking down depencies, e.g. setuptools, and 
installing this that and the other thing and in general thrashing about. 
O4w does not have it's own setuptools. Apt or Setup.exe is user 
preference. I like apt, for obvious reasons :), but it does have it's 
limitations and is not as widely tested.


matt wilkie
Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology
Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
867-667-8133 Tel * 867-393-7003 Fax

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