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Known installer bugs
Topic Started: Apr 29 2009, 11:59 PM (129 Views)
david
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Without the NISI script file, the .nsi file, we might have to write a new windows installer from scratch which is a task I don't much like the sound of.

The hard work of the installer appears to be written into python files that are executed by the installer; specifically setup.py Possibly all the installer does is ask you if you want to install Python/wxPython, copy some files across and then run setup.py Hopefully that's not hard to write a script for.

One bug in the actual installer per se so far is that if you have a copy of Python and say "no I don't want you to install Python" it doesn't give you the opportunity to install wxPython after.

The rest are bugs in setup.py

(1) Before moving files into _del it needs to check if the _del directory already exists and delete that directory.
(2) It needs a better function for finding Python's Script directory for the HG script -- or else fully install mercurial. If the Python install places the Script directory inside a Tools directory the installer fails.

There might be something we can do about the Vista permissions thing, at least as a warning message.
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