the command bdist_wininst does not check for the current platform bits, it has 32 hardcoded
Jason R. Coombs
I believe I encountered this recently as well. On Python 2.7.3 64-bit, I ran bdist_wininst using distribute and it produced a file with win_amd64, but then when I tried to upload that file, it tried to upload a win32 version (and failed because it wasn't there).
Adam, is that the error you encountered, or did something different happen that was unexpected?