[Distutils] Problem between bdist_msi and egg-info (Python 2.5b1)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Jun 29 22:51:46 CEST 2006

At 04:21 PM 6/29/2006 +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
>   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

This line is masking whatever the actual error is.  If you look at the 
source, you'll see it's doing "except Exception,e:" and trapping whatever 
the real problem is.  I'd suggest commenting out the try/except and see 
what error comes up instead.  That should tell us more about the problem.

I believe Martin v. Loewis is the author of bdist_msi; I'm not sure if he 
reads this list or not.  Perhaps he will comment.

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