py2exe Python2.4 and "warning: string/unicode conversion"

Miki Tebeka miki.tebeka at
Wed Mar 9 12:26:54 CET 2005

Hello "Martin,

>  > I'm shipping an application using py2exe.
> >With Python2.3 it worked fine but when switching to Python2.4 I started
> >getting "warning: string/unicode conversion" all over the place.
> >
> >Any ideas how to solve this (other than using 'filterwarnings')?
> It is really surprising that you get this, as the only occurrence of
> the string "string/unicode conversion" in Python was *removed* in
> Python 2.4. It was present in 2.3, and occurred if strtoul returned
> an overflow error.
> Are you sure you are using Python 2.4?
<sigh> Found out that one of the extension modules was compiled with 2.3 </sigh>
Thanks Martin.

Miki Tebeka <miki.tebeka at>
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