[Python-Dev] Help: Python 2.1: "Corrupt Installation Detected"

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:41:46 +1200

I'm trying to install Python-2.1 on Windows,
and I keep getting "Corrupt Installation Detected"
when I run the installer.

>From other postings I've seen about this message,
it means that the installer itself is corrupted

But everything I can think of doing to test its
integrity says that it's okay. I can open the
installer with WinZip and "Test" it, and it passes.
I ftp'ed it to another machine which has Python
installed (in binary mode) and ran md5sum.py on
it, and the result matches the checksum advertised
on the web page.

I also tried downloading Python-2.0.1.exe, but it
says "Corrupt Installation Detected" as well.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, University of Canterbury,	  
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