Installation quirks

Posted by josh on 2007-01-12 06:22

Hi, everyone!

Ever after the 8.4.7 ActiveTcl packages I get this during install on all similarly configured machines in our office:
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ERROR: Unable to determine name of link file for "Tk"
ERROR: Unable to determine name of link file for "BWidget"
ERROR: Unable to determine name of link file for "IWidgets"
ERROR: Unable to determine name of link file for "Img"
ERROR: Unable to determine name of link file for "TCom - Chart"
ERROR: Unable to determine name of link file for "Remote Ls"
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Afterwards the startup menu folders "ActiveTcl..." and "./Demos" are there but empty. Not even a link to the help file. The installation works though.

This all still works fine every time with 8.4.7.0.

I tried every possible variant (install path, checkboxes). I do it as Admin. On one point I even cleaned the registry of ActiveState and ActiveTcl entries. No difference - and no clue ...

kevinw
ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2007-01-12 11:29

Hi Josh,

That's not something I've ever seen and not something I can reproduce in testing. Can you give me some details on what may be unique about your machine? The following are of particular interest:

  • what operating system and version of the OS are you installing on?
  • what type of filesystem are you installing to and is it a local or network mount?
  • what type of filesystem are you installing from and is it a local or network mount?

Cheers,

kjw

josh | Fri, 2007-01-12 13:58

At the time of writing the post I was sitting at a plain vanilla Windows XP Pro SP2 with all the latest updates installed.
Installation of ActiveTcl was started from a local file (NTFS) and the target was local as well (I tried the default C:/Tcl and also C:/Programme/Tcl).

As I said, I know several machines that I manage which give the same result; the configuration is almost identical.

Is there a 'debug' mode in the installer to get a detailed report?

Annother thing:
I think I have disabled the Windows service "monitoring of shared NTFS links" or TRKWKS (I'm not at the office right now, so can't double check). But up to now no other software seems to have been affected by that ...

Thanks for the quick reply!
Josh

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