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Title: The TARGETDIR variable must be provided when invoking this installer
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Installation, Windows Versions: Python 3.8
process
Status: closed Resolution: third party
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: Thomas Trummer, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2019-02-05 12:19 by Thomas Trummer, last changed 2019-09-11 13:13 by steve.dower. This issue is now closed.

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Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205130936.log Thomas Trummer, 2019-02-05 12:19
Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205130936_000_core_JustForMe.log Thomas Trummer, 2019-02-05 12:19
Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205131106.log Thomas Trummer, 2019-02-05 12:19
Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205131106_000_core_JustForMe.log Thomas Trummer, 2019-02-05 12:20
Messages (2)
msg334865 - (view) Author: Thomas Trummer (Thomas Trummer) Date: 2019-02-05 12:19
The installer for Python 3.8.0a1 doesn't work under Windows 7. It shows the aforementioned error message.
msg334874 - (view) Author: Steve Dower (steve.dower) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-02-05 16:03
The installer hasn't changed since 3.7, so this seems unlikely to be a new issue.

I see this line in your log file:

MSI (s) (A8:D0) [13:09:39:028]: Ignoring disallowed property TARGETDIR

Perhaps your IT department has configured some restrictions on installers? You could try selecting the option to install for All Users, since it seems your system is trying to upgrade to that automatically.
History
Date User Action Args
2019-09-11 13:13:57steve.dowersetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: third party
stage: resolved
2019-02-05 16:03:43steve.dowersetmessages: + msg334874
2019-02-05 12:26:07xtreaksetnosy: + paul.moore, tim.golden, zach.ware, steve.dower
components: + Windows
2019-02-05 12:20:00Thomas Trummersetfiles: + Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205131106_000_core_JustForMe.log
2019-02-05 12:19:51Thomas Trummersetfiles: + Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205131106.log
2019-02-05 12:19:41Thomas Trummersetfiles: + Python 3.8.0a1 (64-bit)_20190205130936_000_core_JustForMe.log
2019-02-05 12:19:07Thomas Trummercreate