Because I couldn't build version 218 on my machine (see ticket #647), I went back to the previous version (217), which at least built. However, on trying to create the distribution, it complains:
copying com\win32com\src\include\PythonCOMServer.h -> build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages\win32com\include
copying com\License.txt -> build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages\win32com
copying com\pythoncom.py -> build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages\ copying pywin32.pth -> build\bdist.win32\msi\Lib\site-packages\ running install_egg_info
Executing post install script...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 2435, in
File "c:\Python27\lib\distutils\core.py", line 152, in setup
File "c:\Python27\lib\distutils\dist.py", line 953, in run_commands
File "c:\Python27\lib\distutils\dist.py", line 972, in run_command
File "c:\Python27\lib\distutils\command\bdist_msi.py", line 232, in run
sversion = "%d.%d.%d" % StrictVersion(version).version
File "c:\Python27\lib\distutils\version.py", line 40, in init
File "c:\Python27\lib\distutils\version.py", line 107, in parse
raise ValueError, "invalid version number '%s'" % vstring
ValueError: invalid version number '217'
The pywin32 extensions were successfully installed.
1) How can this not be a valid version number?!?
2) I am trying to build a .msi, and the dist directory ends up empty, which invites the question: why does the log end with "The pywin32 extensions were successfully installed." (!!)
3) Can you pleeeeeeze either generate official .msis or somehow make it possible to do a silent install via the .exes you do produce? (that way, I could dispense with trying to do this on my own.)
Thanks in advance,
(For the record, my command line was: 'c:\Python27\python.exe setup.py bdist_msi > build.log 2>&1')