If I try to build a bdist_msi installer for a trivial module, using Python 2.5b1, I get an error.
It looks like a problem with the interaction of the new (in 2.5) egg-info stuff and the bdist_msi code - but I have no further ideas. Here is the setup.py
from distutils.core import setup setup( name='test', version='1.0', py_modules=['test'], )
And here is the build output:
python setup.py bdist_msi
running bdist_msi running build running build_py creating build creating build\lib copying test.py -> build\lib installing to build\bdist.win32\msi running install_lib creating build\bdist.win32 creating build\bdist.win32\msi creating build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib creating build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages copying build\lib\test.py -> build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages running install_egg_info Writing build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages\test-1.0-py2.5.egg-info creating dist Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", line 5, in <module> py_modules=['test'], File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\distutils\core.py", line 151, in setup dist.run_commands() File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\distutils\dist.py", line 974, in run_commands self.run_command(cmd) File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\distutils\dist.py", line 994, in run_command cmd_obj.run() File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\distutils\command\bdist_msi.py", line 235, in run self.add_files() File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\distutils\command\bdist_msi.py", line 263, in add_files key = dir.add_file(file) File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\msilib__init__.py", line 343, in add_file language, attributes, sequence)]) File "D:\Apps\Python25\Lib\msilib__init__.py", line 115, in add_data raise MSIError("Could not insert "+repr(values)+" into "+table) _msi.MSIError: Could not insert [(None, 'site_packages', 'TEST-1~1.EGG|test-1.0-py2.5.egg-info', 186L, None, None, 512, 1)] into File
I can't log a SF bug at the moment, as SF isn't accepting logins, but maybe someone could take a look and judge where the problem lies. Then when I can log a bug, I can put it in the right category :-)