[New-bugs-announce] [issue7437] OS X 2.6.4 installer fails on 10.3 with two corrupted file names, ignored on 10.4
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Sat Dec 5 02:40:22 CET 2009
New submission from Ned Deily <nad at acm.org>:
See the thread starting at http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pythonmac-
sig/2009-December/021907.html for full details.
It appears two vestigial gif files included in the 2.6.4 OS installer
are being installed under corrupted file names by the OS X Installer.app
under 10.3 and 10.4. While the error is silently ignored on 10.4, it
apparently causes the whole install to fail on 10.3. The problem does
not seem to occur when installing on 10.5 or 10.6. It is also not
limited to that installer image: I was able to reproduce the problem
with an installer I built on 10.5. However, an installer built on 10.4
from the same source snapshot seems to have the correct file names.
Without knowing exactly why those two file names, and only those two,
are corrupted, it seems risky to let this seemingly minor problem go
unresolved. And it apparently prevents 2.6.4 from being installed on
10.3, a more serious problem.
nosy: ned.deily, ronaldoussoren
title: OS X 2.6.4 installer fails on 10.3 with two corrupted file names, ignored on 10.4
versions: Python 2.6
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