[Distutils] bdist_wininst creates corrupt installation
Mon Oct 9 10:01:01 2000
I'm looking into this problem.
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From: "Martin von Loewis" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 3:55 PM
Subject: [Distutils] bdist_wininst creates corrupt installation
> I've created a PyXML distribution with recent distutils (0.93 and
> 1.0). When installing these distributions, the installer creates empty
> files only, see
> for an example.
> I've tracked this down to usage of the zipfile module. If it does not
> find an external zip program (which I did not have), it then tries to
> use the zipfile module. Somehow, the installation program later cannot
> process the files created with that module.
> The problem is probably in the installer, since Winzip 7 is capable of
> reading the package, and extracts the files properly.
> I have solved the problem by installing infozip on my
> machine. However, I'd appreciate if somebody could look into the
> problem and let me know what the cause is. If you cannot reproduce the
> problem, please let me know as well.
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