[osgeo4w-dev] python modules

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu May 19 18:54:43 EDT 2011

I seem to recall if you can get setuptools (easy_install) or pip
installed into the osgeo4w python then you can easily add some more
stuff using the osgeo4w shell. Otherwise as Matt points out, grab the
source for the package you want and in the osgeo4w shell run python
setup.py install on it. As long as it's pure python code that should
work well.


On 05/19/2011 03:38 PM, Matt Wilkie wrote:
> Hi John,
> There isn't yet an integrated method for installing python extras which
> aren't part of the osgeo4w package system. A route that does work with a
> bit extra twiddling is to register the o4w python as the system default
> python[1], after which you can use the standard installers. If that
> doesn't work or isn't acceptable you'll have to manually put it in
> python's site-packages directory (there may be some more steps than
> that. I'm not familiar with pygments).
> [1] http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/114 - doesn't work on 64bit
> systems, but if you study the .reg files one directory up you can see
> how to make your own reg file to import manually.
> matt wilkie
> On 19/05/2011 11:14 AM, John Callahan wrote:
>> Quick question regarding OSGeo4W.   What is the best/preferred way to
>> install python modules within OSGeo4W?  For example, I use QGIS 1.7dev
>> and tried to install the QGIS plugin "Fast SQL Layer."  It could not
>> install and returned that python module "pygments" must be installed. 
>> Doe sOSGeo4W come with a python module installer, or something
>> similar?   Thanks.
>> - John

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