I'm having a hard time setting up python packages. EasyInstall from SetupTools is supposed to help that, but they don't have an executable for Python 2.6.
For instance to install Mechanize, I'm just supposed to put the Mechanize folder in C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages according to INSTALL.txt, but runnning the tests does not work. Can someone help shed some light on this? Thanks!
Newer versions of Python for Windows come with the pip package manager. (source)
pip is already installed if you're using Python 2 >=2.7.9 or Python 3 >=3.4
Use that to install packages:
cd C:\Python\Scripts\ pip.exe install <package-name>
So in your case it'd be:
pip.exe install mechanize