[Pythonmac-SIG] MacPython 1.5.2 Installer (fwd)
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 10:32:18 -0800
> as you both experienced this problem: did you find out exactly _which_
> extension caused the problem? In that case we can list it in the installer or
> somewhere specifically warning people to disable it...
> Error -23 always seem to have to do with an open system file. Boot with no
> extensions (hold shift-key down when booting) and it will install ok.
> from the TIL:
My two bits...
Although I do have Virex installed on my PowerBook, I also followed the
disable extensions convention, so I can't pinpoint Virex as the culprit. I
did notice on Jack's MacPython page the mention that Virex on the iMac was
causing some installer problems, but it might be a good idea to simply
recommend disabling all extensions - per Andrew's suggestion. It might also
be a good idea to mention disabling extensions in the installer Read Me and
I have also noticed other installers providing a notice at install time that
no other applications can be running during the install process. I don't
know about building installers, or using Installer Lite as Just has for the
Mac Python installer, but that may also be a feature to consider building
into the next release.