[Python-Dev] Building a Windows MSI for Python /trunk

David Bolen db3l.net at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 00:14:03 CET 2009

"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

> It was too difficult to get right, plus nobody was interested in
> using the daily MSI files.
> At some point, it was broken for several months (IIRC), with nobody
> reporting that breakage. So when we noticed, we just turned the service
> off.

Sounds right - the daily MSIs were built on my slave from Sep 2007
into 2008 somewhere, but it had been failing for 6 months or more when
the task was turned off last December.  I'm not sure precisely when
the failures started (the buildbot status page was also down for a
while starting in March), but it had been failing for a long time.

I believe the failures at the time were tcl related - maybe some of
the MSI buildbot-related scripts getting out of date with ongoing
development or something.  Sounds like it might be the same stuff
Titus is running into.  It didn't seem worth the effort to track down
at the time, given that nobody had seemed to notice the lack of

-- David

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