Codec Search Function

James Stroud jstroud at
Wed Jan 25 21:05:20 CET 2006

James Stroud wrote:
> Hello All,
> I'm using pyinstaller 1.0 (stable) on win32xp and it is not able to find 
> the codec for several encodings (hex, base64, etc.). I resorted to 
> writing my own for hex, just to see if I could get my program deployed. 
> But I think a more permanent solution would be to get pyinstaller 
> working right.
> I tried the latest release (unstable version), claiming that it solved 
> the problem, but it had problems finding a search function:
> LookupError: no codec search functions registered: can't find encoding
> I looked at the documentation for codecs.register, and it was really not 
> clear exactly how I was to create the search function that needs 
> registering. Any help would be appreciated.
> James

I was able to get all the functionality I needed from binascii.


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