[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 2.6a1 and 3.0a3

Jim Kleckner jek-gmane at kleckner.net
Fri Mar 7 00:56:24 CET 2008

Jim Kleckner wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>> Thanks for fixing these Martin!
>> I have now also uploaded signed MSI files for 3.0a3.
>> I have not tested them on a machine which doesn't have the
>> VS 2008 CRT installed (as all the machines I can access
>> right now do have it); please report what works and what
>> doesn't.
> When I install 2.6a1 onto a Windoze machine without any previous 
> install, I get a dialog:
>   There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.
>   A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.
>   Contact your support personnel or package vendor.
> Note that it didn't have VS2008 or any other new code installed.
> When running the Python console, running
>   import Tkinter
> results in an error saying that _tkinter can't be loaded.
>   DLL load failed.  The system can't find _tkinter.pyd
> _tkinter.pyd and tcl84.dll and tk84.dll are in DLLs and
> appear to have reasonable permissions.
> I suspect something in the install failed to set something
> in the registry.  Is there any log file of the install
> to inspect?

I forgot to mention that this is on a current-patch XP
system and that I also tried python-2.6.13944.msi
from the buildbot just in case after uninstalling/reinstalling.

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