RELEASED Python 2.6.5

Allan Davis alley at
Tue Mar 23 17:04:21 CET 2010

I just downloaded the installer and tested it on my win xp machine.  The
installer worked fine.

Allan Davis
Member of NetBeans Dream Team
Lead Developer, nbPython (my blog)
Co-Chair, CajunJUG

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:38 AM, <peter at> wrote:

> Thank you everyone for all the work that went into this update, but there
> may be
> a small problem with the Windows x86 installer.
> I've built and used python 2.6.5 on linux without any apparent problems,
> but the
> Windows x86 binary installer stops after compiling a few python source
> files.
> I've tried the Windows x86 installer on two differently configured Windows
> XP
> PCs (SP3 with patches), but I get the following errors during the advanced
> compiling of python source files:
> "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.  A program run as
> part
> of the setup did not finish as expected.  Contact your support personnel or
> package vendor."
> "Python 2.6.5 Installer ended prematurely ..."
> The md5sum of the Windows x86 installer matched the published value.  I did
> not
> try not using the advanced option.  I reinstalled python 2.6.4 on both of
> the
> PCs without any problems and used the advanced compile option.
> Is anyone else having trouble with the 2.6.5 Windows x86 installer?
> Peter
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