[Python-Dev] [Distutils] Adventures with x64, VS7 and VS8 on Windows

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu May 31 09:09:32 CEST 2007

> The practical problem is: how should 'The PSF' get a Microsoft-signed
> certificate?

If you want to experiment with a signed installer, try


In order for Windows to verify the signature, you can install


first (and remove it from the list of trusted root certificates
when you are done, if you are worried about that).

While XP displays the certificate just fine (in Properties/Digital
Signatures), my installation of Vista fails to recognize that the
file has a signature. Not sure what's wrong here (FWIW, signtool
would fail to sign the file as well if run on Vista, but signed
it just fine when run on XP).


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