Problem Python 2.6.1 vs 2.6 & pyWin32

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at
Wed Mar 25 23:05:48 CET 2009

On 25/03/2009 11:41 PM, John Machin wrote:

> This all sounds good. I presume that "this version of distutils" means
> the 2.6.2/3.1 version.


> In the meantime, until 2.6.2 final is released, is my suggestion of
> using Python 2.5 to build installers reasonable?


> Is there a better approach?

Not that I'm aware of - hence the fixing of the installer to avoid the 
crt completely.

> BTW, the user with the problem has not only confirmed that he did indeed
> receive the misspelled German version of the error message :-) but also
> has successfully installed the package using a 2.5-built installer that
> I provided. It's curious that out of over 250 downloads of the 2.6-built
> installer, there's been only 1 report of the installer not working.

IIRC, the installer would work OK if a 'public' or shared copy of the vc 
runtime was installed - but it would seem unusual that 249 out of 250 
people would have that...



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