[Python-Dev] python exe installer is broken

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Wed Jan 17 19:13:23 EST 2018

And please include all the Python log files from your %TEMP% directory.

On 18Jan2018 0802, Brett Cannon wrote:
> This seems like a bug report and is best reported on bugs.python.org 
> <http://bugs.python.org>.
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2018 at 08:05 Joshua Yeow <yjoshua59 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:yjoshua59 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Dear Python Developers
>     I hope to be able to use the latest version Python on my Windows 7
>     PC soon. The installer is very buggy and as I have discovered that
>     the new exe installer since version 3.5.0 introduces more and more
>     bugs that are yet to be resolved. Python erases all it's files,
>     except the installer and state.rsm within the Package Cache folder,
>     if I change the installation directory and or select "Install for
>     all users" when undergoing the custom installation. After upgrading
>     to version 3.6.4, Python erased all it's files, except the installer
>     and state.rsm within the Package Cache folder, because I have Python
>     in a directory other than
>     "..\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36". The Python 3.6.4
>     installer won't install pip, and pip.exe won't be present in the
>     Package Cache folder, even if it is selected in the custom
>     installation and modifying the installation to do so will cause
>     Python to erases all it's files, except the installer and
>     state.rsm within the Package Cache folder. Trying to install pip
>     from a pip.exe of a previous version to 3.6.4, such as 3.6.3, will
>     be unsuccessful. Repairing Python 3.6.4 will instead install Python
>     into "..\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36" with all optional
>     features except for pip. My only option is to keep the default
>     directory and install Python from 3.6.3 or below. Ever since the
>     first version of the new exe installer, installing to a directory
>     other than "..\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36" has proven
>     impossible. The old msi installer had none of the issues so I hope
>     you developers actually try out the exe installer and see the
>     problems for yourselves.

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