[Python-Dev] installer difficulties
Sun, 24 Sep 2000 13:55:15 -0400
[posted & mailed]
> I just ran the "uninstall" that comes with BeOpen-Python-2.0b1.exe (the
> September 8 version), then re-ran the installer. A little dialog came up
> saying "Corrupt installation detected", and the installer exits. Deleted
> all of my g:\python2.0 files, all the registry entries, etc. --- same
> 1. What is it looking at to determine whether the installation is
While I built the installer, I have no idea! It's an internal function of
the Wise software, and-- you guessed it <wink> --that's closed-source. I
*believe* it's failing an internal consistency check, and that's all.
> The installer itself, or my hard drive? (If the former, my copy
> of the downloaded installer is 5,970,597 bytes long.)
That is the correct size.
> 2. What's the fix?
Dunno. It's a new one on me, and I uninstall and reinstall many times each
week. Related things occasionally pop up on Python-Help, and is usually
fixed there by asking the victim to try downloading again with some other
program (Netscape instead of IE, or vice versa, or FTP, or GetRight, ...).
Here's a better check, provided you have *some* version of Python sitting
>>> path = "/updates/BeOpen-Python-2.0b1.exe" # change accordingly
>>> import os
>>> guts = open(path, "rb").read()
>>> import sha
>>> print sha.new(guts).hexdigest()
If you don't get the same SHA digest, it is indeed corrupt despite having
the correct size. Let us know!