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Title: bdist_wininst no longer works on non-Windows platforms
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Distutils Versions: Python 3.0, Python 3.1, Python 2.7, Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: tarek Nosy List: eric.araujo, mhammond, paul.moore, tarek
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2009-04-09 20:51 by paul.moore, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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bdist_wininst.patch paul.moore, 2009-04-09 20:51
Messages (5)
msg85825 - (view) Author: Paul Moore (paul.moore) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-04-09 20:51
In revision 62197, Mon Apr 7 01:53:39 2008 UTC, Mark Hammond added code
to Lib/distutils/command/ which was intended to select
an architecture-specific installer executable.

In doing so, the code appears to have broken the ability to build
installers on non-Windows platforms.

The current code is

if self.plat_name == 'win32':
    sfix = ''
    sfix = self.plat_name[3:] # strip 'win' - leaves eg '-amd64'
filename = os.path.join(directory, "wininst-%.1f%s.exe" % (bv, sfix))
return open(filename, "rb").read()

This says "strip 'win'", but in practice strips the first 3 characters
from any plat_name other than win32.

I've attached an untested patch to fix this, by setting sfix to '' if
self.plat_name doesn't start with 'win'.
msg85829 - (view) Author: Mark Hammond (mhammond) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-04-09 21:51
+1 on the idea - it's not the first time I've forgotten that works on
platforms other than Windows.  It appears the patch you attached is
reversed though (or its just way too early for me...)
msg85830 - (view) Author: Tarek Ziadé (tarek) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-04-09 21:53
Mark, I have just applied the patch in r71413 because it was obvious.

If it's fine with you I'll backport it to 2.6 so it makes it to 2.6.2 final
msg85833 - (view) Author: Tarek Ziadé (tarek) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-04-09 22:52
fixed in r71413 and r71415.

Thanks for the patch !
msg119078 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-10-18 20:44
Follow-up in #8954
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:47adminsetgithub: 49981
2010-10-18 20:44:51eric.araujosetnosy: + eric.araujo
messages: + msg119078
2009-04-09 22:52:15tareksetstatus: open -> closed

messages: + msg85833
versions: + Python 3.0, Python 3.1, Python 2.7
2009-04-09 21:53:33tareksetmessages: + msg85830
2009-04-09 21:51:43mhammondsetmessages: + msg85829
2009-04-09 20:51:23paul.moorecreate