[python-win32] Python Windows MSI installs now fails with error 2755...

Shun-ichi GOTO shunichi.goto at gmail.com
Mon May 4 22:45:52 CEST 2009

2009/5/4 J. Marc Edwards <jmarcedwards at gmail.com>:
> However, I am now receiving an error message from the Windows MSI installer
> that says:
> "The system cannot open the device or file specified."
> And then a windowed message:
> "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package.
> This may indicate a problem with this package.  The error code is 2755."

In my experience, this error is occured when .msi file has limited permission.
For example, copying the file by cygwin's cp command makes such a situation.
Check the file permission in detail dialog from security tab of file's
property dialog.
If the use 'SYSTEM' does not have read permission, you'll got the error.

Shun-ichi GOTO

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