[Distutils] problem with bdist_msi post-install script
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 02:58:42 CET 2010
On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:
> When I try to include a post-install script in my MSI built with
> bdist_msi, it seem to be included and unpacked properly, but it doesn't
> run successfully. Here's what's in the script (after unpacking):
> # do nothing much
> import sys, os, time
> print "Hello, World"
> And here's what I get in my install log (generated with
> "msiexec /i foo.msi /L*v foo.log"):
> Action 18:35:46: install_script.
> Action start 18:35:46: install_script.
> MSI (s) (40:E0) [18:35:46:882]: Note: 1: 1722 2: install_script 3: C:\Python26\\python.exe 4: C:\Python26\Scripts\foo-install-script.py
> MSI (s) (40:E0) [18:35:46:882]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
> MSI (c) (FC:78) [18:35:46:902]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
> DEBUG: Error 2835: The control ErrorIcon was not found on dialog ErrorDlg
> The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2835. The arguments are: ErrorIcon, ErrorDlg,
> Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action install_script, location: C:\Python26\\python.exe, command: C:\Python26\Scripts\foo-install-script.py
> MSI (s) (40:E0) [18:35:50:978]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
> Any ideas? What's a postinstall script supposed to return or exit with
> to indicate success or failure, anyway?
> What does "The control ErrorIcon was not found on dialog ErrorDlg" mean?
The only reference to ErrorIcon was commented out by Martin a while
ago. It was the icon attached to
the Error Dialog you. I am not sure why you get this error.
MacZiade:command tarek$ svn blame bdist_msi.py |grep ErrorIcon
42847 martin.v.loewis #error.control("ErrorIcon", "Icon", 15,
9, 24, 24, 5242881, None, "py.ico", None, None)
I am cc'ing him.
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