#67 Windows installer does not finish under Python 2.6

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2008-11-10
2008-11-10
Neil Hughes
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The PythonCard MSI installer fails at the post-install stage and no start menu items get created. To use the PythonCard tools you need to create the shortcuts manually.

Checking the mailing list, this happened a few years ago when Python 2.4 was released. It looks like the installer needs updating

Discussion

  • Neil Hughes
    Neil Hughes
    2009-03-05

    The above was with Windows XP.

    Under Vista Business before the files are copied there are 3 errors regarding not being able to create or set a registry key (permissions?) and the following error at the end:

    *** run_installscript: internal error 0xFFFFFFF ***

    No program shortcuts, etc. are created.

     
  • Neil Hughes
    Neil Hughes
    2009-03-05

    If I'd bothered to check issue 1807268 I would have discovered that using the "Run As Administrator" option on the installer fixes the problems on Vista and I can apparently run all of the editors from the start menu.