2.4 alpha2 failing on windows 10

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Wed Feb 10 19:23:46 UTC 2021

On 2/10/21 2:14 PM, Thibaut Cuvelier wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2021 at 18:34, José Abílio Matos <jamatos at lyx.org 
> <mailto:jamatos at lyx.org>> wrote:
>     On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:48:17 PM WET Thibaut Cuvelier
>     wrote:
>     > @José : reconfiguring LyX does not solve the problem. It really
>     looks like
>     > it cannot find Python.
>     We did not change the python detection code since alpha-1... :-(
> However, this must be the cause of the problems. I just tried adding 
> Python to the PATH environment variable, and everything worked perfectly.
> Maybe LyX is tricked in some way by the python.exe that Microsoft puts 
> in the PATH? (It's not a real Python, just something that tells you 
> how to install it.) With this, you can start "a Python executable", 
> but it will not execute any script (I believe it always returns an 
> error code).

That may be. Where do we record what Python we found?

If so, then the solution would be to try running some simple Python file 
using whatever we find and see if that works. E.g. run the program "1;".


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