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SCSS editor, How to install webputty

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Hi. i do web design + CMS every day.

Today i found an open source tool that should speed up my workflow. making it quicker to write scss. Its called webPutty:
http://fogcreek.github.io/WebPutty/

but i can't figure out how to install it as it uses python and pin and google app engine.

the install notes are hopeless for my level of skill:
https://github.com/FogCreek/WebPutty/

i have downloaded python and installed it to my windows p.c.
i have downloaded Google App Engine SDK for Python and installed it on my p.c
i have created a app with the app engine.
and i have tried to follow the instructions to update app.yaml and settings.py but its not that obviuse if i did it correct.

now am stuck trying to install pip into python as i haven't done that before and dont know how to start.

this is hard for me as i am not a developer but i really want to try out Webputty. can anyone talk me through the installation or make a screen recording. i can open another question to give more points out if this will be to much to ask.

thanks.
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by:clockwatcher
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I'm guessing you're probably running windows.  If that's the case to get pip installed, I'd recommend installing the following two packages (in this order):

1) pywin32 - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/files/pywin32/Build%20218/
2) setuptools - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools

Both of the above have binary installers, so should be pretty straightforward to install.  Setuptools includes something called easy_install.  Once it's installed, open up a command prompt and type the following:
easy_install virtualenv

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That will install virtualenv which includes pip.
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by:helpchrisplz
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Hi i have installed the above.

i had to get the versions of each that work with python 2.7 as it says to use python 2.7 in the webputty documentation however the command easy_install virtualenv is not working when typed into cmd it says syntax error.
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Can you post the exact error that you're getting?  I don't know of any circumstance in which  the windows command prompt would ever return syntax error.   My guess would be that you're getting back something more like:

easy_install is not recognized as an internal or external command...

If that's the case, then your python scripts directory which contains easy_install isn't in your path.   Typically, that directory would be c:\python27\scripts but depending on the flavor of python you've got installed it could be somewhere else.  In the command window, type:

   where python


Assuming python is in your path, it will spit out something like:

   c:\python27\python.exe


The easy_install script is in the scripts subdirectory off your main python path.  So in the case above the command to run would be:

   c:\python27\scripts\easy_install virtualenv


or if you really only want pip then

   c:\python27\scripts\easy_install pip
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I can navigate to C:\Python27\Scripts in windows explorer

but when i type where python into CMD it says: could not find files for this given pattern


so i used:   c:\python27\scripts\easy_install virtualenv

and it installed but now i cant get it to installing fabric e.g:
pip install fabric

please see the screenshot

pip
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Ok i typed:
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It should be in your scripts directory.

c:\python27\scripts\pip

But you should probably fix your path.  It should include your python installation and the python scripts directory.  Add c:\python27;c:\python27\scripts to it.

http://geekswithblogs.net/renso/archive/2009/10/21/how-to-set-the-windows-path-in-windows-7.aspx
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by:helpchrisplz
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I used this
c:\python27\scripts\easy_install fabric

but got an error did it install ok?

pip
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The vcvarsall.bat sets up your environment for Visual Studio's command-line compilation.  It's trying to do a build of pycrypto but you probably don't have visual studio installed.  Download and install the prebuilt version appropriate (32 or 64-bit) for your system from http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/modules.shtml#pycrypto.  It'll be either:
 
http://www.voidspace.org.uk/downloads/pycrypto26/pycrypto-2.6.win32-py2.7.exe

or

http://www.voidspace.org.uk/downloads/pycrypto26/pycrypto-2.6.win-amd64-py2.7.exe

Match whatever your python build is.  You can tell which you have installed by starting up the python interpreter.  It'll be on the first line.
C:\Users\markh>c:\python27\python
Python 2.7.2 (default, Jun 12 2011, 15:08:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> quit()
C:\Users\markh>

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Once you have pycrypto installed reissue your pip install fabric command.
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thanks. i been busy lately so sorry about the wait
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