[Python-Dev] 2.6.2 Vista installer failure on upgrade from 2.6.1

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Apr 27 22:27:27 CEST 2009

Jim Kleckner wrote:
> I went to upgrade a Vista machine from 2.6.1 to 2.6.2 and got error 2755
> with the message "system cannot open the device or file".
> I uninstalled 2.6.1, removing all residual files also, and got the error
> message again.
> When I ran msiexec as follows to get a log, it magically worked:
>  msiexec /i python-2.6.2.msi  /l*v install.log
> Should I attempt to explore this further or just be happy?

Where you by an chance using a SUBSTed drive? If so, just be happy:
this is a known limitation (of Windows installer).

Otherwise, if you can contribute a useful bug report (or even a patch),
please go ahead. I would try to turn logging on through the registry and
see whether that gives any insight.


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