[Distutils] Re: distutils and python release schedule

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Mon, 14 Aug 2000 17:36:48 +0200

[About distutils and python versions...]
> > Will bdist_wininst be part of these?
> > Has anyone heard about anyone using it?
> Yeah, bdist_wininst went out in Distutils 0.9, *and* I used it to create
> an installer for the Distutils!  I haven't heard from anyone having
> problems with it, but then I haven't heard from anyone using it
> successfully either.  I can only assume that it works.
If you continue to publish distutils on starship, we (or I)
could look into apache's logfiles.

> > bdist_wininst has one known bug (the user
> > running the installer will receive error messages
> > if zero-length files are included in the distribution).
> > 
> > I have a fix for this bug, and also started a larger
> > rewrite of the installer, but this is not yet finished.
> Cool -- please send the little patch.
> Another problem: the strings "1.5" and "1.6" are hardcoded into the
> installer.  Can you add "2.0" and send in the appropriate patches?
Probably on wednesday.