[Distutils] bdist_wininst creates corrupt installation

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Mon Oct 9 10:01:01 2000

I'm looking into this problem.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin von Loewis" <loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
To: <distutils-sig@python.org>
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 
> http://download.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.6.0.win32.exe
> 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.
> Regards,
> Martin
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