[Python-Dev] Daily Windows Installers

David Bolen db3l.net at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 21:26:25 CEST 2007

Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> writes:

> I hope this isn't due to the files that Sphinx creates.
> I had a nasty crash with HTML Help Workshop when I generated
> an "invalid" index file -- but this was reproducible of course.

The really annoying thing is that this only occurs (so far) in the 3.0
tree when run beneath the buildbot, although it seems consistent
there.  Using the same tree right after a crash, and running the same
build command interactively always seems to work fine.  I thought it
might be a stdout/console thing but redirecting the compiler's output
to a file still crashes.

I think, but can't prove it has parsed all the input files, since the
last bit of output even in verbose mode is still buffered in its
process when it crashes.

I did determine that genindex.html is being created with malformed
HTML (< and > in operators aren't being quoted as &lt; and &gt;), but
manually fixing that didn't resolve the crash.  And even in the 2.6
branch (which builds fine) genindex.html has erroneous uses of
"<protocol>" that isn't quoted either.

For the moment I'm probably going to work to ensure we don't get the
pop-up box (which blocks the rest of the processing) so at least an
MSI can get created even if the chm is bad.

-- David

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