[Distutils] Is it safe to embedding additional metadata in bdist_wininst installers ?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jun 15 08:13:34 CEST 2010


> I am interested in adding some metadata in the installers generated by
> bdist_wininst. I did it through a hack: base64-encoding the medata in
> a new section in the embedded cfgdata. From my understanding the
> installer.c sources, this seems safe, and the generated installer does
> work, but I am wondering whether there is a better way of doing it,
> and whether it could potentially breaks something,

Why not use a file that gets installed in the system?

Regards,
Martin


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