[Python-Dev] wininst-*.exe files in Lib/distutils/command

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 10:36:23 EDT 2018

They are for the distutils bdist_wininst command (mostly obsolete now,
wheels are the preferred binary distribution format these days). The
source appears to be in PC\bdist_wininst in the CPython repository.

On Thu, 18 Oct 2018 at 15:10, VanL <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am looking into an issue associated with the wininst-*.exe files in the distutils/command subdirectory. It looks like these are the executable stubs used to create self-extracting zips for installation - but I am not 100% sure. It also looks like they include the calls to standard Windows functions to display the installer window.
> I have a couple questions I need help with:
> 1) Am I correct about the function, and if not, what are they?
> 2) Where did these come from, and where is their source code?
> Thanks,
> Van
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