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BUG - InstallShield on the D2 CD

Well gang there is a bug in the copy of InstallShield that is on the D2 CD.

The problem is spaces in registry entries.  InstallShield omits them on the
second entry.

This effects apps that try to register themselves into the registry to
handle a file..  Example

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  .txt = MyTextEditor.Text
  MyTextEditor.Text = Text Files  <---  This one works!
    shell
      open = &Open <--- no spaces so not an issue.
        command = c:\progra~1\MyStuff\MyTextior.exe "%1" <--- This one
doesn't
                                                              InstallShield

                                                              drops the
space!

Andy Satori

 

Re:BUG - InstallShield on the D2 CD


Sadly, that bug is one of many! Try installing an application with aliases
more than once on a client machine. I find that the merging configuration
files step fails, and the registry entry is left pointing to a temporary
configuration file thereby disabling all current aliases!

They really didn't waste much time testing the installation before
they shipped it!!! BTW - The solution I get from Installshield is
to purchase the upgrade which I've heard shares many of the
same bugs.

I'll probably buy the WISE product after all the frustration!

Andy Satori <kanga...@theclassifieds.com> wrote in article
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> Well gang there is a bug in the copy of InstallShield that is on the D2
CD.

> The problem is spaces in registry entries.  InstallShield omits them on
the
> second entry.

> This effects apps that try to register themselves into the registry to
> handle a file..  Example

> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
>   .txt = MyTextEditor.Text
>   MyTextEditor.Text = Text Files  <---  This one works!
>     shell
>       open = &Open <--- no spaces so not an issue.
>         command = c:\progra~1\MyStuff\MyTextior.exe "%1" <--- This one
> doesn't

InstallShield

>                                                               drops the
> space!

> Andy Satori

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