dpkt, available at http://code.google.com/p/dpkt/ does not compile with py2exe.
After compiling and running a program that uses dpkt you will see an error like
Traceback (most recent call last): File "main.py", line 1, in <module> File "pcapcompare\__init__.pyc", line 2, in <module> File "pcapcompare\DataSection.pyc", line 1, in <module> File "dpkt\__init__.pyc", line 45, in <module> File "dpkt\ppp.pyc", line 63, in <module> File "dpkt\ppp.pyc", line 52, in __load_protos WindowsError: [Error 3] The system cannot find the path specified: 'C:\\PcapCompare\\src\\dist\\library.zip\\dpkt /*.*'
Several classes in dpkt use a function called __load_protos() to initialize some of their class attributes. This function does not work with py2exe for the same reason that Biopython does not work with py2exe. The line to be changed reads:
1 d = dict.fromkeys([ x[:-3] for x in os.listdir(os.path.dirname(__file__) or '.') if x.endswith('.py') ])
Replace that line with this:
1 if hasattr(dpkt, '__loader__'): 2 zipfiles = dpkt.__loader__._files 3 x = [zipfiles[file] for file in zipfiles.keys() if 'dpkt\\' in file] 4 d = dict.fromkeys([ y[:-4] for y in x if y.endswith('.pyc') ]) 5 else: 6 d = dict.fromkeys([ x[:-3] for x in os.listdir(os.path.dirname(__file__) or '.') if x.endswith('.py') ])
These files need the fix:
I fixed those files and was able to compile and run my program that uses dpkt. Hopefully this fix is the correct fix. I didn't take the time to understand why the fix was necessary, all I did was copy what the Biopython guy did.