[IPython-dev] Re: [IPython-user] win32 / python2.4 installer

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Fri Jan 28 15:14:47 EST 2005

John Hunter wrote:
>>>>>>"Fernando" == Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> writes:
>     Fernando> Hi all, several people have reported problems with the
>     Fernando> win32 installer when run under python 2.4.  Thanks to
>     Fernando> the Fedora3 python2.4 repository provided by python.org,
>     Fernando> I was able to quickly build a .exe win32 installer for
>     Fernando> 2.4, which I've put here:
>     Fernando> http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/testing/ipython-0.6.10.win32-py24.exe
> It's a no-go -- same crash.  I was going to be surprised if it made a
> difference building under 2.4, since for python only modules it
> shouldn't matter which version you build with.

Well, unless there was a bug in the binary part of the installer shipped with 
python 2.3.4, which had been fixed in 2.4.  Python basically bundles the 
entire .exe as a string so you can build bdist_wininst under unix.

But apparently that slim chance did not pan out :(  Thanks for the info, though.

> The crash happens after the postinstall script is launched.  That's
> the only additional information I have for now.

Just FYI, Ville Vainio reported that the installation actually does finish 
doing what it needs, despite the unpleasant crash.  So even though it _is_ a 
problem, at least the installation process does comlete.

Oh well, this may be a distutils bug, I really don't know.  And this kind of 
problem is probably beyond my ability to debug (especially with a semi-dead 
win32 laptop, which I can barely turn on and which I'll give away in 2 weeks...)



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