[pygtk] Help: Problem with pygtk + py2exe

Cedric Gustin cedric.gustin at swing.be
Mon Aug 2 16:07:22 WST 2004

Jon Doda wrote:

> I'm trying to use py2exe on a small program written with pygtk.  The
> program was developed on a Slackware system using python 2.3.4, pygtk
> 2.2.0, gtk+ 2.4.4 and glade 2.6.0.  It runs fine on windows when python,
> gtk+ and pygtk are installed, but py2exe doesn't work.  When I run
> "setup.py py2exe" py2exe does its thing, but the last message it prints
> to the console is:
> The following modules appear to be missing
> ['gdk', 'ltihooks']

Here is a working setup.py file for pygtk-demo.py

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# setup.py
from distutils.core import setup
import py2exe
import glob

opts = {
     "py2exe": {
         "includes": "pango,atk,gobject",
         "dll_excludes": ["iconv.dll","intl.dll","libatk-1.0-0.dll", 


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You should also comment out the "pygtk.require('2.0')" as it is not 
compatible with a py2exe'd application.

All the necessary files will be in the dist subdir but you still have to 
install a GTK+ runtime though...

Works with pygtk-2.2.0 and pygtk-2.3.95 + the GTK+ runtimes from 
dropline (2.2) and gladewin32 (2.4).

Hope it helps.


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