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in ipthon_win_post_install.py line 38 #738

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fungid opened this Issue Aug 27, 2011 · 6 comments

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@fungid
fungid commented Aug 27, 2011

global name 'get_special_folder_path' is not defined
don't know why.
Is get_special_folder_path a build_in function?

@minrk
IPython member
minrk commented Sep 7, 2011

Yes, I think it's part of the build system. Do you run into an error, or is this just from scanning the file?

@fungid
fungid commented Sep 8, 2011

i find it when i run the post install.
i don't know where this function is, build_in or other package?

@minrk
IPython member
minrk commented Sep 9, 2011

As I understand it, this script is for inclusion in the MSI installer, it is not meant to ever be run manually.

@fperez
IPython member
fperez commented Sep 13, 2011

Precisely. Those scripts get executed by the installer tool and they live in a funny namespace pre-populated with other tools. They can NOT be used standalone. The only way to run them is to build a binary installer with bdist_wininst and execute the installer itself.

Closing as this is not a bug on our side, it's how the python windows installers are designed.

@fperez fperez closed this Sep 13, 2011
@xiconet
xiconet commented Jun 25, 2014

You CAN'T cross the street if the light is RED. Cross the street ONLY when the light is GREEN, it doesn't matter if a car is coming at 200 km/h.

@xiconet
xiconet commented Jun 25, 2014

If you think my previous comment is no answer, you're right. Nor are the other comments.
"Closing-because-it's-not-on-our-side". How often I see this kind of helpful response!

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