[Tutor] MSI Installers for python

demonic.software at gmail.com demonic.software at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 01:33:38 CET 2007

Thanks for your reply.

Yes. I am trying to build an MSI installer file using python.  Thank you 
for the pointers.  I'll see if I can glean any information from that and 
who know even post a short tutorial ;).  Thanks again.

Kent Johnson wrote:
> demonic.software at gmail.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was wondering if anyone can offer any examples, pointers, tutorials, 
>> or howtos  on developing an MSI installer file for windows using 
>> Python.   I found the msilib reference in the Python 2.5 documents, 
>> but I am not familiar with this area and I am trying find any examples 
>> (code wise) that implement the msilib.  I did check Google, but there 
>> did not seem to be any good leads.  Thanks in advance,
> Are you trying to create an MSI installer of a Python program or 
> something else?
> The docs for msilib indicate that it supports creation of MSI files for 
> Python programs with the bdist_msi command in distutils. bdist_msi seems 
> to be included with Python 2.5, it is in 
> lib/distutils/command/bdist_msi, but it doesn't seem to be documented in 
> the distutils docs. Here is a little bit about it:
> http://www.dcl.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/home/loewis/bdist_msi/
> General information about using distutils is here:
> http://docs.python.org/dist/dist.html
> I have never used distutils myself (other than to install stuff) so I 
> probably can't give you much more help than this.
> Kent

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