Hi,

I inherited a python (2.4.1) based GUI (also wxDesigner, wxPython) that is packaged using py2exe & Install Shield.  However, the library.zip file that is generated by py2exe fails to open with the following error message:  "WinZip" - "error [...\library.zip]: start of central directory not found; Zip file corrupt.  Possible cause: file transfer error.".  A second dialog box then says: "Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive.  If you downloaded this file, try downloading the file again."

Background info:  This is on a Windows 2003 server.  The original development was done on a Windows XP box (was SP2, now SP3) that I inherited from one of the original developers (builds library.zip just fine...).  So, the first thing that I did when the 2003 box failed to build the zip file correctly was try to configure yet another PC using Windows XP.  I get the exact same problem (corrupt zip file).  On both my 2003 and XP based systems, I have copied everything that I can think of from the original XP based PC (the base c:\python24 installation, a few DLL files: msvcp71.dll, msvcr71.dll, python24.dll, emulated the PATH environment variable as far as possible, etc.).  Have not played around with the registry (note that I did a base install of Python24 before copying over the Python24 directory from the "good" PC so if there are registry dependencies, I should have ones from the base install).

None of the original developers remember having to do anything special during installation to make this work...

Any ideas where I should look?

Thanks,

Mark