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

cjgohlke at gmail.com cjgohlke at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 08:05:49 CET 2015


On Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:09:03 PM UTC-8, Tim Golden wrote:
> 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

<http://bugs.python.org/issue22028>



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