[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 2.4.1, release candidate 1

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Mar 18 23:37:14 CET 2005

Vincent Wehren wrote:
> To check what I mentioned on comp.lang.python earlier, I ran the installer
> again (with 2.4.1 still intact), selected the "Change Python 2.4.1c1" radio
> button, clicked the "Finish" Button, clicked the "Advanced" button, clicked
> the "Cancel" button, and clicked "Yes" to the question "Are you sure you
> want to cancel the Python 2.4.1c1 installation". 
> This crashed msiexec.exe. I was able to reproduce this on Windows XP
> Professional, Service Pack 2. 

I could reproduce it, but I doubt I can do anything about it. When it 
asked whether I want to report this to MS, I did - recently, I learned 
what the magic procedure behind this analysis is, and that there is a 
good chance that this report really ends up at the developer of 
installer responsible for the code that crashed. I'm pretty certain it 
is none of my code which causes the crash (the same rule applies as with 
Python: it may raise an exception, bring up an error message, and so on 
- but it should never crash).


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