[Python-Dev] About the Wise installer on Windows

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Oct 13 20:12:33 CEST 2004

Alexandre Parenteau <aparente at adobe.com> writes:

> Hi,
> Again forgive me if the answer is somewhere, but I could not find it.
> I am looking for a way to build and make an installer out of Python on
> a Win x86_64 platform which is not supported yet by the Python team.
> My plan is to compile Python for this platform (several developers on
> the list told me it should be straightforward), and make an installer
> out of the Python binaries in order to be able to distribute the
> Python binaries internally.
> I downloaded the evaluation copy of Wise Installer System 9, but it
> complains that the installer file (which I assume is
> PCBuild\Python20.wse) is corrupted.
> I need to establish exactly the version of the installer to use, if we
> need to acquire a license for the Wise installer.

Wise Installation System 9.0 - standard edition is what is used to build
the Python 2.3 installers.

The problem that you see has the usual cause - the PCBuild\Python20.wse
file in the Python-2.3.4.tgz file, downloaded from Python.org, has unix
line endings instead of dos line endings.  You should convert them
(loading the file into write, and saving it again) and it should load fine.


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