When I try to include a post-install script in my MSI built with
bdist_msi, it seem to be included and unpacked properly, but it doesn't
run successfully. Here's what's in the script (after unpacking):
# do nothing much
import sys, os, time
print "Hello, World"
And here's what I get in my install log (generated with
"msiexec /i foo.msi /L*v foo.log"):
Action 18:35:46: install_script.
Action start 18:35:46: install_script.
MSI (s) (40:E0) [18:35:46:882]: Note: 1: 1722 2: install_script 3: C:\Python26\\python.exe 4: C:\Python26\Scripts\foo-install-script.py
MSI (s) (40:E0) [18:35:46:882]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
MSI (c) (FC:78) [18:35:46:902]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
DEBUG: Error 2835: The control ErrorIcon was not found on dialog ErrorDlg
The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2835. The arguments are: ErrorIcon, ErrorDlg,
Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action install_script, location: C:\Python26\\python.exe, command: C:\Python26\Scripts\foo-install-script.py
MSI (s) (40:E0) [18:35:50:978]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
Any ideas? What's a postinstall script supposed to return or exit with
to indicate success or failure, anyway?
What does "The control ErrorIcon was not found on dialog ErrorDlg" mean?