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So I created a little script for my mother because otherwise she had to combine 70 spreadsheets manually, I just couldnt sit there and do nothing. So I wrote a simple Python script in like 30 mins, decided that it needed a GUI because in the end it is for my mother. So wrote a GUI and partly learnt PyQt during that in an hour, which was all working fine.
Then I got to the point where I actually had to hand it over to my mother, preferably as an executable so that there is no hassle at all. So found this tool, Pyinstaller which seems to work great. Created an executable with all the dependencies and stuff in a single file, it worked on my win10 machine (because I developed on Linux of course). So I distributed it to her and she immediately gets an error. Of course there is no description and stuff because I made it a simple program, no log files and such. But fortunately she told me that it errorred when she wanted to run it, so I knew it had to be due to the executable.
Turns out she is still using windows 7 at work, which of course is different that windows 10 and here I am at 11pm, installing updates on a fresh windows 7 machine just to create a new build in that environment and make it work on her machine.
Fuck you, windows update. I swore to never see that ugly ass progress bar again, but yet here I am. Send halp.
I am almost just at the point where Im going to teach my mother how to run a python application from the command line because wheels are actually available for all python dependencies (instead of compiling them)!
Are there better python executable creators out there for wincrap?3
My pyinstaller app got flagged as malware... Now I'll have to make a self extracting python launcher in C# to get the project forwards...3
Been struggling with compiling a PyQT-program the whole weekend. It worked with PyInstaller on Friday, except that the .ui-file was not included but referenced to the path on my computer. Have tried fbs instead which caused this error that now also occurs when I try to start the program created with PyInstaller.1
after some months i finally fiddled around with python again. trying to make an executable using 3.7 i finally decided to switch back to 3.6 since pyinstaller was said to be compatible. still nothing works. but instead default directories are messed up. damn.