I have packaged a Python tool as a .yxi and can successfully install it on my machine, where Alteryx 2018.2 is installed for all users (Admin Install). At a colleague's machine, however, the installation fails. There is only a window containing "Exception:" without any further (visible or readable) details.
Creating the virtual environment manually in the command line and installing everything through pip works fine. And the tool is available and working after that as well - it is only the YXI that is not working on his machine.
The only other thing I can add is that I cannot active the virtual environment in the PowerShell as the .ps1 file cannot be used without admin privileges. The activate.exe is not available in his environment, but the activate.bat works without problems.
Without any error messages I cannot really pin down the problem, but would assume that it has something to do with the Non-Admin install. Did anyone run into similar problems or knows a way to get more info out of Alteryx on what exactly the problem is?
Sorry, I retract my previous statement. I tried to reproduce the error through the command line and if I try to update pip I indeed get the same error. So, I guess you are right, that this is indeed a problem with pip.
Is there, nevertheless, a chance that we see a fix for this error? Otherwise, it's nearly impossible to automatically install Python SDK tools on other machines that have long path names especially if it is non-admin installations.