[RELEASED] Python 3.4.0 release candidate 1

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Feb 13 00:48:15 CET 2014


On 2/12/2014 2:42 PM, Bob Hanson wrote:
> [32-bit Windows XP-SP2]
>
> On Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:11:49 -0500, Terry Reedy wrote:
>
>> [problems installing rc1]
>>
>> On 2/11/2014 10:42 AM, Duncan Booth wrote:
>>
>>> 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?
>
> Interesting. I just had problems trying to install the 32-bit rc1
> (see thread in py-dev; I think it's now "solved").
>
> Here's what Windows Event Viewer said:
>
> '''
> Product: Python 3.4.0b3 -- 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:\Python34\python.exe, command: -m ensurepip._uninstall
> '''
>
> Not sure why the installers are complaining about 3.4.0b3...?
>
> Pip seems to be figuring into these glitches, somehow...?
>
> (Note that both Terry and I are longtime Windows users, so likely
> we're both using our own procedures which *have* worked for
> years.)

In my case, the problem appears to be that 3.4.0b3 did not completely 
uninstall and overwrite .0b2.  Control Panel / Programs and Features 
(new name for Add/Remove) had entries for both .0b2 and .0b3, which it 
should not have. Trying to uninstall .0b2 gave same message. So I 
re-downloaded the .0b2 file from python.org/ftp/python/3.4.0, repaired 
.0b2, and then uninstalled it. The 64 bit .0c1 then seems to have 
installed Ok.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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