[Distutils] Query about serial module installation

Shamsudheen Padath shamsu.p007 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 19:24:27 CEST 2015

I have been trying to communicate through my usb port through as part of my
project work. For this I have usb to serial converter installed in my
system. I am working on python 3.4.3 and installed the serial module
<file:///C:/Users/shamsu/Desktop/hari/pyserial-2.7.win32_py3k.exe> downloaded
from www.pyhton.org/. My OS is 64 bit MS Windows 8.1. The trial programme i
have been trying is

import serial
ser = serial.Serial(5)
print (ser.portstr)

and this produces an error message

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\shamsu\Desktop\ff.py", line 4, in <module>
    ser.write("hello")      # write a string
  File "C:\Python34\lib\site-packages\serial\serialwin32.py", line 283, in
    data = to_bytes(data)
  File "C:\Python34\lib\site-packages\serial\serialutil.py", line 76, in
    b.append(item)  # this one handles int and str for our emulation and
ints for Python 3.x
TypeError: an integer is required

As a newer to the Python  i couldn't what the problem is and got stuck on
Expecting a solution to my problem.

Shamsudheen p
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