[New-bugs-announce] [issue16561] Windows installer doesn't use UAC, then crashes

Redoute report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 26 21:02:33 CET 2012

New submission from Redoute:

Windows installers crash without useful explanation, when Python is located in /Program Files/Python27 and the installer is started without admin rights/UAC. I experienced this with Windows 8 and installers for packages pandas and rtree.

a) show error message instead of crash

As I don't use distutils for packaging, I am just guessing it would make sense to:

b) let bdist_wininst --user-access-control default to 'auto'

assignee: eric.araujo
components: Distutils
messages: 176449
nosy: Redoute, eric.araujo, tarek
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Windows installer doesn't use UAC, then crashes
type: crash
versions: Python 2.7

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