[Numpy-discussion] ANNOUNCE: EPD with Py2.5 version 4.0.30002 RC2 available for testing

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Sun Nov 30 17:14:06 CST 2008


One more datapoint, I get the same error when I run the EPD installer using
msiexec from an administrator command prompt.

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried installing 4.0.300x on a machine running 64-bit windows vista home
> edition and ran into problems with PyQt and some related packages. So I
> uninstalled all the python-related software, EPD took over 30 minutes to
> uninstall, and tried to install EPD 4.1 beta.
>
> Near the end of the installation of 4.1, I got an error:
>
> "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as
> part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel
> or package vendor."
>
> I exit the error dialog and then the installer reports:
>
> "EPD Py25 v4.1.30001_beta1 setup ended prematurely because of an error.
> Your system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time,
> please run the installation again."
>
> If I exit the installer and run it again, I get an option to change, repair
> or remove the current installation. Repair fails with the same error.
> Removal seemed to complete without incident.
>
> Next I tried installing the 64-bit 2.6 installer from python.org, and I
> got a message saying I needed to log in as an administrator to install for
> all users. My account is listed as an adminstrator account, so I don't
> understand what the problem is. I was able to install 2.6 just for my
> account, instead of for all users, but I was not able to install EPD 4.1
> just for my account, it failed with the same error as it did when I
> installed for all users.
>
> I also tried installing EPD-4.1 with user account controls disabled, but I
> saw the same error.
>
> I'm not a very sophisticated windows user, and I have only had vista for
> about a week, but I have been able to install software unrelated to python
> without trouble and I have used python on windows XP in the past to create
> windows installers for a couple python packages. If this seems like a
> legitimate bug and there is something more I can do in the way of testing,
> please let me know.
>
> Darren
>
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