Problem with McMillan Installer: no codec search function registered

Pierre Rouleau prouleau at
Thu Feb 26 19:27:36 CET 2004

Hi all,

When building a exe for a Python application under Windows XP with The 
McMillan installer, the insttaltion succeeds but when I run the 
resulting executable the application tracebacks complaining about a 
codec not being registered:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<string>", line 222, in ?
   File "ivcm\buildivcm\out1.pyz/gettext", line 428, in install
   File "ivcm\buildivcm\out1.pyz/gettext", line 416, in translation
   File "ivcm\buildivcm\out1.pyz/gettext", line 176, in __init__
   File "ivcm\buildivcm\out1.pyz/gettext", line 304, in _parse
LookupError: no codec search functions registered: can't find encoding

This application runs fine when executing from python.exe.  It generates 
the following error when I run the executable built with the McMillan 

I have found a solution for the problem if I was using py2exe (which 
I'll probably try soon) in

My app uses in some of the .py files

# -*- coding: iso-8859-1 -*-

What is strange is that I can build the application inside another 
computer running XP and the same version of the McMillan installer) and 
the problem does not show up.

I would try to get help from Gordon McMillan's site but it has been down 
for several weeks, so if someone encountered the same problem, and 
solved it, I'd really like to hear if you ran into the same problem.

My setup:
	Python 2.3.3
	McMillan Installer 5b5

My App:
	Uses wxPython

Thansk for any help,


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