I must be missing something obvious in installing Python 3.4.2...

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Jan 13 07:08:08 CET 2015


On 12/01/2015 23:12, Andrew Koenig wrote:
> Fixed it!
>
> The aforementioned article is correct. I downloaded the RegDelNull
> program mentioned in the article
> (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897448.aspx) and
> ran it on hkcr, hkcu, hklm, hku, and hkcc (short for
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS,
> and HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG), respectively. It deleted a bunch of keys.
> Rerunning the program you posted earlier revealed no keys with
> embedded nulls in their names, and ensurepip now works.
>
> I have no idea how these keys got there. For all I know they are the
> result of malware.
>
> I think it would be worthwhile changing the Python code to detect
> nulls and perhaps issue a warning that directs people to this article
> or something like it.
>

Thanks, yes. Unfortunate that no-one's actually reported this before as 
a bug -- as far as I'm aware. Would you be in a position to report this 
at bugs.python.org? If not, I'll do it when I get a chance.

TJG



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