[New-bugs-announce] [issue26786] bdist_msi duplicates directories with names in ALL CAPS to a bogus location
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Sat Apr 16 18:06:30 EDT 2016
New submission from Ivan Pozdeev:
If a package has directories with names in APP CAPS, distutils.commands.bdist_msi creates properties for them that are also in all caps.
Such properties are handled specially by MSI and are called "public properties (http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/properties.html).
Due to the way bdist_msi-produced .msi's work, this ultimately results in subtrees of these directories being duplicated to a bogus location (the root directory of the drive on which the .msi being installed is).
E.g. in the attached example, all <python>\Lib\mercurial\locale\<code>\LC_MESSAGES subtrees got duplicated to D:\Lib\<etc>.
See https://bz.mercurial-scm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5192 for details (including a high-level description of how bdist_msi packages work).
components: Distutils, Library (Lib), Windows
nosy: Ivan.Pozdeev, dstufft, eric.araujo, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
title: bdist_msi duplicates directories with names in ALL CAPS to a bogus location
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file42495/mercurial-3.3.2.log.gz
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