Can't build a windows msi installer
|Reported by:||mr_pink||Owned by:||nobody|
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Using "python setup.py bdist_msi" it should be possible to build a django msi installer. Whilst I doubt this is high on the list of priorities it seems like quite an easy fix.
I discovered two issues, the first is the version numbering - it is rejected unless it matches a certain pattern. So 1.1 beta should be, for example, 1.1b1.
Secondly contrib.gis causes a problem with the code in msilib.py
as city.$DB_BACKEND.sql all get shortened to city.sql, and there is an assertion that names must be unique. Therefore these files would need renaming.
I suspect that the setup.py hack that looks for 'bdist_wininst' to include data files might have to be expanded to look for bdist_msi too.
Tested using python2.5