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Author rantanen
Recipients rantanen
Date 2009-01-12.05:28:09
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1. Create Windows installer with Python 2.5 from attached project.
2. Install it with Python 2.6.1.
3. The post-installer will fail with error message: 
*** run_installscript: internal error 0xFFFFFFFF ***

The code causing this is:

import socket

and the actual error is:

DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.
  File "<string>", line 6, in windows_binary_install
  File "c:\apps\python26\lib\", line 46, in <module>
    import _socket

If the installer is created with Python 2.6.1, it works fine. 

The problem was noticed in the Robot Framework project and the issue can
be found from

This problem was first asked as part of issue, but Martin v. Löwis recommended to
open new issue for this.
Date User Action Args
2009-01-12 05:28:32rantanensetrecipients: + rantanen
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