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    Component transfer error - HELP! - system cannot find the file



    Hi,

    Okay, I'm probably missing something really stupid here. But every time
    I attempt to install my application, I get the following error:

    Component Transfer Error
    Component: Server
    File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    Error: The system cannot find the file specified.

    (the filename changes every time I run setup, but the path is the same)

    The file it was trying to copy was in the ServerSharedFiled file group,
    but it's not called dzl3D5.tmp, it's called dzlarchiver.exe. I
    confirmed it is this file being attempted, the file is in the cab file,
    the file group, etc., TARGETDIR is set correctly, and that the
    destination path exists. I do not have *any* .tmp files in my
    filegroups in IDE.

    Some oddities:
    1. The destination *file* (if that's what the .tmp file is) doesn't
    exist. Nor are there *any* files (except one other .tmp file) in the
    Test\ or Test\bin directories, even though about a dozen appear
    (according to the status bar window in setup) to have been copied
    already.
    2. The only *component* that is selected for install is the "Admin"
    component (which also includes the "ServerSharedFiles" filegroup). The
    "Server" component is NOT selected.
    3. I tried it on another system, whose default Progamfiles dir is
    D:\Program Files (instead of C:) and noticed that the "space required"
    listed in ComponentTree was only 702k (but on my PC, it shows about
    10MB, which is correct). On that PC I get the same error, though,
    except the path is C:\TEMP\ instead of TARGETDIR....(TEMP, TMPDIR, and
    TMP are set - on BOTH PC's - to C:\Temp)...

    I added a call to ComponentError and get this message:

    ComponentTransferData has the following error:

    Media Name: DATA
    Component: DOD Server
    File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    Error Number: -2147024894

    This is IS 6.11, both systems were Windows NT and both were as
    administrative users.

    What the heck is going on?

    Thanks,
    Peter

    (As an aside, what is the actual step-by-step events when installing?
    Does IS extract the file from the cab to a tmp file, then the tmp file
    to the final location or something?)

    --

    +------------------------------------------+
    Peter A. Kazmir
    Senior Software Engineer
    Dazel Corporation - An HP Software Company
    +------------------------------------------+

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    Re: Component transfer error - HELP! - system cannot find the file



    The problem is very similar to mine. But I have not get an answer yet.
    Let me know if you solve this problem. I keep you up to date with my
    progress.

    Ciao,
    Carsten

    "Peter A. Kazmir" wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Okay, I'm probably missing something really stupid here. But every time
    > I attempt to install my application, I get the following error:
    >
    > Component Transfer Error
    > Component: Server
    > File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    > File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    > Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
    >
    > (the filename changes every time I run setup, but the path is the same)
    >
    > The file it was trying to copy was in the ServerSharedFiled file group,
    > but it's not called dzl3D5.tmp, it's called dzlarchiver.exe. I
    > confirmed it is this file being attempted, the file is in the cab file,
    > the file group, etc., TARGETDIR is set correctly, and that the
    > destination path exists. I do not have *any* .tmp files in my
    > filegroups in IDE.
    >
    > Some oddities:
    > 1. The destination *file* (if that's what the .tmp file is) doesn't
    > exist. Nor are there *any* files (except one other .tmp file) in the
    > Test\ or Test\bin directories, even though about a dozen appear
    > (according to the status bar window in setup) to have been copied
    > already.
    > 2. The only *component* that is selected for install is the "Admin"
    > component (which also includes the "ServerSharedFiles" filegroup). The
    > "Server" component is NOT selected.
    > 3. I tried it on another system, whose default Progamfiles dir is
    > D:\Program Files (instead of C:) and noticed that the "space required"
    > listed in ComponentTree was only 702k (but on my PC, it shows about
    > 10MB, which is correct). On that PC I get the same error, though,
    > except the path is C:\TEMP\ instead of TARGETDIR....(TEMP, TMPDIR, and
    > TMP are set - on BOTH PC's - to C:\Temp)...
    >
    > I added a call to ComponentError and get this message:
    >
    > ComponentTransferData has the following error:
    >
    > Media Name: DATA
    > Component: DOD Server
    > File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    > File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    > Error Number: -2147024894
    >
    > This is IS 6.11, both systems were Windows NT and both were as
    > administrative users.
    >
    > What the heck is going on?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Peter
    >
    > (As an aside, what is the actual step-by-step events when installing?
    > Does IS extract the file from the cab to a tmp file, then the tmp file
    > to the final location or something?)
    >
    > --
    >
    > +------------------------------------------+
    > Peter A. Kazmir
    > Senior Software Engineer
    > Dazel Corporation - An HP Software Company
    > +------------------------------------------+

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    re:Component transfer error - HELP! - system cannot find the file



    I've had similar messages in the past and it usually turns out that the
    error is completely unreleated to the problem. if you use the -verbose
    switch it may shed some light (not much though). Probably a low level
    exception is being thrown by the engine and it then manifests itself in
    rather unpredictable ways.
    Problems I have had in this area have been:
    1) trying to copy incompatible versions of comcat.dll
    2) trying to self-register a dll that required ATL and ATL itself had not
    yet been registered
    3) unresolved variables in file targets or registry sets etc.

    BTW the error "The system cannot find the file specified." usually relates
    to a file on the IS developers machine as if it is trying to debug itself!
    The clue is in the component that is being transferred.

    -Ian

    Carsten Sponsel wrote in message <399A3B2B.A688E3B6@astrum.de>...
    >The problem is very similar to mine. But I have not get an answer yet.
    >Let me know if you solve this problem. I keep you up to date with my
    >progress.
    >
    >Ciao,
    >Carsten
    >
    >"Peter A. Kazmir" wrote:
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Okay, I'm probably missing something really stupid here. But every time
    >> I attempt to install my application, I get the following error:
    >>
    >> Component Transfer Error
    >> Component: Server
    >> File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    >> File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    >> Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
    >>
    >> (the filename changes every time I run setup, but the path is the same)
    >>
    >> The file it was trying to copy was in the ServerSharedFiled file group,
    >> but it's not called dzl3D5.tmp, it's called dzlarchiver.exe. I
    >> confirmed it is this file being attempted, the file is in the cab file,
    >> the file group, etc., TARGETDIR is set correctly, and that the
    >> destination path exists. I do not have *any* .tmp files in my
    >> filegroups in IDE.
    >>
    >> Some oddities:
    >> 1. The destination *file* (if that's what the .tmp file is) doesn't
    >> exist. Nor are there *any* files (except one other .tmp file) in the
    >> Test\ or Test\bin directories, even though about a dozen appear
    >> (according to the status bar window in setup) to have been copied
    >> already.
    >> 2. The only *component* that is selected for install is the "Admin"
    >> component (which also includes the "ServerSharedFiles" filegroup). The
    >> "Server" component is NOT selected.
    >> 3. I tried it on another system, whose default Progamfiles dir is
    >> D:\Program Files (instead of C:) and noticed that the "space required"
    >> listed in ComponentTree was only 702k (but on my PC, it shows about
    >> 10MB, which is correct). On that PC I get the same error, though,
    >> except the path is C:\TEMP\ instead of TARGETDIR....(TEMP, TMPDIR, and
    >> TMP are set - on BOTH PC's - to C:\Temp)...
    >>
    >> I added a call to ComponentError and get this message:
    >>
    >> ComponentTransferData has the following error:
    >>
    >> Media Name: DATA
    >> Component: DOD Server
    >> File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    >> File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    >> Error Number: -2147024894
    >>
    >> This is IS 6.11, both systems were Windows NT and both were as
    >> administrative users.
    >>
    >> What the heck is going on?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Peter
    >>
    >> (As an aside, what is the actual step-by-step events when installing?
    >> Does IS extract the file from the cab to a tmp file, then the tmp file
    >> to the final location or something?)
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> +------------------------------------------+
    >> Peter A. Kazmir
    >> Senior Software Engineer
    >> Dazel Corporation - An HP Software Company
    >> +------------------------------------------+


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    Re: Component transfer error - HELP! - system cannot find the file



    What version do you use? There was such problem in 6.20 and 6.11 that was
    fixed in a hot fix.

    Adam

    "Peter A. Kazmir" <pkazmir@dazel.com> wrote in message
    news:3999DA5C.1B06@dazel.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Okay, I'm probably missing something really stupid here. But every time
    > I attempt to install my application, I get the following error:
    >
    > Component Transfer Error
    > Component: Server
    > File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    > File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    > Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
    >
    > (the filename changes every time I run setup, but the path is the same)
    >
    > The file it was trying to copy was in the ServerSharedFiled file group,
    > but it's not called dzl3D5.tmp, it's called dzlarchiver.exe. I
    > confirmed it is this file being attempted, the file is in the cab file,
    > the file group, etc., TARGETDIR is set correctly, and that the
    > destination path exists. I do not have *any* .tmp files in my
    > filegroups in IDE.
    >
    > Some oddities:
    > 1. The destination *file* (if that's what the .tmp file is) doesn't
    > exist. Nor are there *any* files (except one other .tmp file) in the
    > Test\ or Test\bin directories, even though about a dozen appear
    > (according to the status bar window in setup) to have been copied
    > already.
    > 2. The only *component* that is selected for install is the "Admin"
    > component (which also includes the "ServerSharedFiles" filegroup). The
    > "Server" component is NOT selected.
    > 3. I tried it on another system, whose default Progamfiles dir is
    > D:\Program Files (instead of C:) and noticed that the "space required"
    > listed in ComponentTree was only 702k (but on my PC, it shows about
    > 10MB, which is correct). On that PC I get the same error, though,
    > except the path is C:\TEMP\ instead of TARGETDIR....(TEMP, TMPDIR, and
    > TMP are set - on BOTH PC's - to C:\Temp)...
    >
    > I added a call to ComponentError and get this message:
    >
    > ComponentTransferData has the following error:
    >
    > Media Name: DATA
    > Component: DOD Server
    > File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    > File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    > Error Number: -2147024894
    >
    > This is IS 6.11, both systems were Windows NT and both were as
    > administrative users.
    >
    > What the heck is going on?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Peter
    >
    > (As an aside, what is the actual step-by-step events when installing?
    > Does IS extract the file from the cab to a tmp file, then the tmp file
    > to the final location or something?)
    >
    > --
    >
    > +------------------------------------------+
    > Peter A. Kazmir
    > Senior Software Engineer
    > Dazel Corporation - An HP Software Company
    > +------------------------------------------+


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    re:Component transfer error - HELP! - system cannot find the file



    6.11 Western Edition

    Where can I get the hotfix?

    Adam Sapek wrote:
    >
    > What version do you use? There was such problem in 6.20 and 6.11 that was
    > fixed in a hot fix.
    >
    > Adam
    >
    > "Peter A. Kazmir" <pkazmir@dazel.com> wrote in message
    > news:3999DA5C.1B06@dazel.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Okay, I'm probably missing something really stupid here. But every time
    > > I attempt to install my application, I get the following error:
    > >
    > > Component Transfer Error
    > > Component: Server
    > > File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    > > File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    > > Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
    > >
    > > (the filename changes every time I run setup, but the path is the same)
    > >
    > > The file it was trying to copy was in the ServerSharedFiled file group,
    > > but it's not called dzl3D5.tmp, it's called dzlarchiver.exe. I
    > > confirmed it is this file being attempted, the file is in the cab file,
    > > the file group, etc., TARGETDIR is set correctly, and that the
    > > destination path exists. I do not have *any* .tmp files in my
    > > filegroups in IDE.
    > >
    > > Some oddities:
    > > 1. The destination *file* (if that's what the .tmp file is) doesn't
    > > exist. Nor are there *any* files (except one other .tmp file) in the
    > > Test\ or Test\bin directories, even though about a dozen appear
    > > (according to the status bar window in setup) to have been copied
    > > already.
    > > 2. The only *component* that is selected for install is the "Admin"
    > > component (which also includes the "ServerSharedFiles" filegroup). The
    > > "Server" component is NOT selected.
    > > 3. I tried it on another system, whose default Progamfiles dir is
    > > D:\Program Files (instead of C:) and noticed that the "space required"
    > > listed in ComponentTree was only 702k (but on my PC, it shows about
    > > 10MB, which is correct). On that PC I get the same error, though,
    > > except the path is C:\TEMP\ instead of TARGETDIR....(TEMP, TMPDIR, and
    > > TMP are set - on BOTH PC's - to C:\Temp)...
    > >
    > > I added a call to ComponentError and get this message:
    > >
    > > ComponentTransferData has the following error:
    > >
    > > Media Name: DATA
    > > Component: DOD Server
    > > File Group: ServerSharedFiles
    > > File: C:\Program Files\Test\bin\dzl3D5.tmp
    > > Error Number: -2147024894
    > >
    > > This is IS 6.11, both systems were Windows NT and both were as
    > > administrative users.
    > >
    > > What the heck is going on?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Peter
    > >
    > > (As an aside, what is the actual step-by-step events when installing?
    > > Does IS extract the file from the cab to a tmp file, then the tmp file
    > > to the final location or something?)
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > +------------------------------------------+
    > > Peter A. Kazmir
    > > Senior Software Engineer
    > > Dazel Corporation - An HP Software Company
    > > +------------------------------------------+

    --

    +------------------------------------------+
    Peter A. Kazmir
    Senior Software Engineer
    Dazel Corporation - An HP Software Company
    +------------------------------------------+

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