[RELEASED] Python 3.4.0 release candidate 1

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 11 18:11:49 CET 2014


On 2/11/2014 10:42 AM, Duncan Booth wrote:
> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>
>> On 2/11/2014 2:43 AM, Larry Hastings wrote:
>>>
>>> On behalf of the Python development team, I'm delighted to announce
>>> the first release candidate of Python 3.4.
>>
>>> To download Python 3.4.0rc1 visit:
>>>
>>>       http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.4.0/
>>
>> I installed 64 bit 3.3.4 yesterday with no problem. I reran it today in
>> repair mode and again, no problem.
>>
>> With 64 bit 3.4.0, I get
>> "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program
>> required for the install to complete could not be run."
>>
>> No, the generic message does not bother to say *which* program :-(.
>>
>> 34 bit 3.4.0 installed fine. I redownloaded 64bit 3.4.0 and install
>> gives the same message.
>>
>> Can someone verify that this is not some bizarre glitch on my machine?
>>
> I downloaded and installed it without problems on a 64bit Windows 7 system.
> Maybe it is a bizarre glitch on your system, or perhaps it assumes
> something is present which is there on my system and missing on yours.

As I noted in response to David, starting completely clean allows 32 bit 
version to install, but not 64 bit version.

> I see that part way through the install it downloads setuptools/pip from
> pypi. Did your system have network access?

Enough to post the original message ;-). And yes, A box came up asking 
about that and I said yes.

> What happens if you enable the installer log by running:
>
>    msiexec /i python-3.4.0rc1.amd64.msi /L*v logfile.txt

A megabyte file with nearly 7000 lines

> Does it put any useful messages in logfile.txt?

'error' occurs on 40. most are like the following

MSI (s) (40:08) [11:57:25:973]: Package to be registered: 
'python-3.4.0rc1.amd64.msi'
MSI (s) (40:08) [11:57:25:973]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
MSI (s) (40:08) [11:57:25:973]: Note: 1: 2262 2: AdminProperties 3: 
-2147287038

Here is the one for the boxed message:

Action 11:57:26: RemovePip.
Action start 11:57:26: RemovePip.
MSI (s) (40:0C) [11:57:26:426]: Note: 1: 1721 2: RemovePip 3: 
C:\Programs\Python34\python.exe 4: -m ensurepip._uninstall
MSI (s) (40:0C) [11:57:26:426]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A 
program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact 
your support personnel or package vendor. Action: RemovePip, location: 
C:\Programs\Python34\python.exe, command: -m ensurepip._uninstall
MSI (s) (40:0C) [11:57:28:874]: Note: 1: 2262 2: Error 3: -2147287038
MSI (s) (40:0C) [11:57:28:874]: Product: Python 3.4.0b2 (64-bit) -- 
Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A 
program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact 
your support personnel or package vendor. Action: RemovePip, location: 
C:\Programs\Python34\python.exe, command: -m ensurepip._uninstall

MSI (c) (98:EC) [11:57:30:204]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Deleting SECONDSEQUENCE 
property. Its current value is '1'.
Action ended 11:57:30: ExecuteAction. Return value 3.
MSI (c) (98:EC) [11:57:30:204]: Doing action: FatalError
A

Can you make anything of these?

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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