Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Please help! I've been searching google, forums, and have yet to find a solution. Here is the output from my terminal:

2013-02-25 12:57:05 (1.01 MB/s) - `pywin32-214.win32-py2.6.exe' saved [6438204/6438204]

Executing wine msiexec /i python-2.6.2.msi ALLUSERS=1
fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
fixme:sxs:cache_QueryAssemblyInfo 0x3ec1c8, 0x00000002, L"Microsoft.VC90.CRT,version=\"9.0.21022.8\",publicKeyToken=\"1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b\",processorArchitecture=\"x86\",type=\"win32\"", 0x32f978
fixme:sxs:cache_QueryAssemblyInfo 0x3ec1c8, 0x00000002, L"policy.9.0.Microsoft.VC90.CRT,version=\"9.0.21022.8\",publicKeyToken=\"1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b\",processorArchitecture=\"x86\",type=\"win32-policy\"", 0x32f978
fixme:msi:ControlEvent_SpawnWaitDialog Doing Nothing
err:msi:ACTION_InstallFiles compressed file wasn't installed (L"C:\\Python26\\Lib\\test\\readme.txt")
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"InstallFiles" returned 1603
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"ExecuteAction" returned 1603
Note: command 'wine msiexec /i python-2.6.2.msi ALLUSERS=1' returned status 67.  Aborting.
share|improve this question
why in the world would you want to install python in wine? it is already installed in ubuntu. type python in a terminal. – don.joey Feb 25 '13 at 18:03
I need it so that calibre can fix my amazon books. So to speak. – loticdescant77 Feb 25 '13 at 18:09
Calibre is available in ubuntu as well! Try sudo apt-get install calibre – mreq Feb 25 '13 at 18:10
It uses Kindle for PC, and python in wine - and it imports into Calibre. I already have Calibre, and the latest combined tools package installed. It works for the book I bought from Kobo, but from my research it looks like this is the step I need to take to get it to work for my Amazon book. – loticdescant77 Feb 25 '13 at 18:14
I updated wine to the latest version and it installed without a problem. Thanks. (Unfortunately, the program I'm trying to use still isn't working...but at least now I can tell them I did the next step, and go from there.) – loticdescant77 Feb 25 '13 at 22:24

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.