I have just installed Python 2.5 for Windows.
I was waiting for the Activestate edition, but they have not finalized it yet.
So I have downloaded
- python-2.5.msi – The official installed from the python website
- pywin32-210.win32-py2.5.exe – win 32 com extensions and development environment
- BeautifulSoup-3.0.3 – A screen scrapping library
Included in the 2.5 release is built in support for the SQLite library.
I will be using this extensively soon to back up my favourite web-site and store it in an SQLite database.
How to install BeautifulSoup
[Fri Nov 03] USER=strider [shire] ~/Desktop/BeautifulSoup-3.0.3
[23:44:56] 519 $ sudo python setup.py install
copying BeautifulSoup.py -> build/lib
copying BeautifulSoupTests.py -> build/lib
copying build/lib/BeautifulSoup.py -> /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages
copying build/lib/BeautifulSoupTests.py -> /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages
byte-compiling /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/BeautifulSoup.py to BeautifulSoup.pyc
byte-compiling /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/BeautifulSoupTests.py to BeautifulSoupTests.pyc
The SUDO is probably overkill, but it can’t hurt.