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NewsArchive
06-27-1997, 12:00 AM
Thanks for your reply, but how do I get ISX 2 ?
Must I pay for it or is free as an upgrade ?


Dirk Seifert

E-Mail: Dirk.Seifert@T-Online.de

Rajesh Ramachandran <rajesh@installshield.com> wrote
<01bc8264$57426200$8c46b1cc@drain>...
> Express 2 does not have this problem.
>
> --
> Rajesh Ramachandran
> InstallShield Corporation

NewsArchive
06-27-1997, 12:00 AM
Please contact password@installshield.com with your registration details
for 1.1.
They should be able to give you more info on this.

--
Rajesh Ramachandran
InstallShield Corporation

Dirk Seifert <Dirk.Seifert@T-Online.de> wrote in article
<01bc82fc$45bcc5a0$0682e595@seifert>...
> Thanks for your reply, but how do I get ISX 2 ?
> Must I pay for it or is free as an upgrade ?
>
>
> Dirk Seifert
>
> E-Mail: Dirk.Seifert@T-Online.de
>
> Rajesh Ramachandran <rajesh@installshield.com> wrote
> <01bc8264$57426200$8c46b1cc@drain>...
> > Express 2 does not have this problem.
> >
> > --
> > Rajesh Ramachandran
> > InstallShield Corporation
>
>

NewsArchive
09-16-1997, 12:00 AM
nabeel rasheed wrote:
>
> I got the same error when I upgraded the BDE to 3.5 (with the FAT32 fix,
> from Borland's site) to install on machines with Windows 95 OSR2.
> I first installed the new BDE on the machine used for builds, and ISX
> should pick up the new BDE for subsequent builds. But on taking a closer
> look at the file list (for the BDE files on the .iwz's I had created
> prior to the new BDE install) I noticed some files were still pointing
> to the old obsolete BDE files. I got the .iwz's to refresh the BDE file
> lists by unchecking and then rechecking the BDE option in the 'Select
> InstallShield Objects for Delphi' dialog.
>
Thanx for the reply. Your advice worked. Now I am able to
install the BDE. One thing I'm curious about is that it automatically
installs the majority of BDE DLL's into the <INSTALL> directory.
Shouldn't they go into BORLAND/COMMON/BDE?

Marco

NewsArchive
09-16-1997, 12:00 AM
On Tue, 16 Sep 1997 14:39:30 -0700, Marco Zirino <mzirino@netunited.com>
wrote:
>installs the majority of BDE DLL's into the <INSTALL> directory.
>Shouldn't they go into BORLAND/COMMON/BDE?

This only happens when you select a partial BDE install. A FULL BDE
installation will drop everything into the Borland\Common Files\BDE
directory. It states so in the online help and in the manual.

Stefan
ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
09-16-1997, 12:00 AM
nabeel rasheed wrote:
>
> make sure that there are no parentheses in the path names you are trying
> to create. I got the same error installing on some of my machines, and
> using names without parentheses worked around.
>

Thanks. I will have to remember that, but when this error is given is
for the borland Report Smith files and for files (without parentheses)
going to the WinSys directory.

NewsArchive
03-23-1998, 01:00 AM
if I say No it does not reboot, but then if I shutdown or Restart then from
that point on it just keeps on rebooting. So when It is getting ready to
update whatever files during boot up it needed to do because they were
locked up.

NewsArchive
03-23-1998, 01:00 AM
On Mon, 23 Mar 1998 14:55:52 -0500, "Leapin Larry" <walll@wcresa.k12.mi.us>
wrote:
>that point on it just keeps on rebooting. So when It is getting ready to
>update whatever files during boot up it needed to do because they were
>locked up.

You mean, it boots up? Then it reboots? And then it reboots again?

Stefan
ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
03-30-1998, 01:00 AM
Yes that is correct. I email you my IWZ file. ANy Luck duplicating\solving
the problem?



>You mean, it boots up? Then it reboots? And then it reboots again?
>
>Stefan
>ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
03-30-1998, 01:00 AM
On Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:26:23 -0500, "Leapin Larry" <walll@wcresa.k12.mi.us>
wrote:
>Yes that is correct. I email you my IWZ file. ANy Luck duplicating\solving
>the problem?

I have not received it. The only explanation could be that a file is
overwritten with the wrong version.

Stefan
ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
03-31-1998, 01:00 AM
What File is being overwritten?


Stefan Paetow wrote in message <352005d0.32669636@news.installshield.com>...
>On Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:26:23 -0500, "Leapin Larry" <walll@wcresa.k12.mi.us>
>wrote:
>>Yes that is correct. I email you my IWZ file. ANy Luck
duplicating\solving
>>the problem?
>
>I have not received it. The only explanation could be that a file is
>overwritten with the wrong version.
>
>Stefan
>ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
04-01-1998, 01:00 AM
On Tue, 31 Mar 1998 16:02:08 -0500, "Leapin Larry" <walll@wcresa.k12.mi.us>
wrote:
>What File is being overwritten?

I'd say one of the system DLLs.

I see you attached the IWZ file. I'll check it out.

Stefan

Stefan
ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
04-01-1998, 01:00 AM
I believe it might be the MSVCRT40.DLL.

This is a CORE file and should be checked for versioning.

Stefan
ellipse data systems

NewsArchive
07-02-1998, 12:00 AM
On Thu, 02 Jul 1998 09:20:05 -0700, Jim Stanford <Stanford@qisfl.net>
wrote:
>And also, on some systems, after un-Installing my program,
>a shaded entry is left in the start menu. When you hilite it,
>only an empty folder shows up.

What is that system running? IE4 with Windows95? Windows98? There is an
issue with Windows caching the Start menu to make it faster.

If you select the Advanced Start Menu properties and look there, is the
entry there as well?

Stefan
InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
08-25-1998, 12:00 AM
On Tue, 25 Aug 1998 14:08:56 +0200, Jst <jstf@usa.net> wrote:
>Can U create exe file for ISX 2.0, witch control your name or serial
>number witch you write in and if you input wrong serial number he don't
>want to install program.

You can use a Custom DLL that asks for the Serial Number. Unfortunately you
cannot access the serial number that is entered through the InstallShield
dialog. Why I don't know.

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
08-26-1998, 12:00 AM
> You can use a Custom DLL that asks for the Serial Number. Unfortunately you
> cannot access the serial number that is entered through the InstallShield
> dialog. Why I don't know.

What about in InstallShield 5 Free

Jst

NewsArchive
08-26-1998, 12:00 AM
Hi,

In InstallShield 5 Professional, you have full access to the script
behind the installation. As a result, you would be able to display a dialog
box to get the serial number and abort the installation from the script if
the serial number was incorrect.

Sincerely,

Bill
InstallShield Developer Support

Jst wrote in message <35E3B328.E319E135@usa.net>...
>> You can use a Custom DLL that asks for the Serial Number. Unfortunately
you
>> cannot access the serial number that is entered through the InstallShield
>> dialog. Why I don't know.
>
>What about in InstallShield 5 Free
>
>Jst
>
>

NewsArchive
11-05-1998, 01:00 AM
ISX 2.02 does *not* do BDE 5 installs properly!

It works just fine on PC's which have the development product Delphi 4.0
already installed but *fails* on machines that either:
- have no BDE installed or
- have BDE installed from some other product (e.g. Corel Office)

The symptoms...

All is fine with the installation process, until "Setup is updating the
BDE configuration", where an error is reported: "Merging the
configuration file has failed" followed by the name of the configuration
file.

Then at "Setup is updating the BDE alias configuration" another error is
reported: "Failure adding alias. The error number is 3. The
initialization failed".

Trying to run any application which uses the BDE (e.g. packaged
application, Database Explorer, BDE Administrator, or Database Desktop)
results in an error "The program has performed an illegal operation.
Invalid page fault IDAPI32.DLL", followed by an error "... An error has
occurred while attempting to initialise the BDE. (error $2109)"

Anyone have a clue (or better yet, a solution)?

As far as other versions of ISX (i.e. 2.03, 2.04, 2.1) are concerned,
are any of them *known* to work with BDE 5? If not, how is anyone
delivering Delphi apps that use BDE 5? If there is a fix, shouldn't it
be a free upgrade to owners of the product that came with Delphi 4?

It seems incredible but is the ISX product that came with Delphi totally
useless for delivering database apps?

Cheers, Ken

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Logical Information Systems Inc. ~~ ~~ ~~ Kingston, Ontario CANADA
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

>
> On Thu, 05 Nov 1998 11:25:57 -0500, Ken Martin <kmartin@kos.net> wrote:
> >problems with ISX and BDE. Will the ISX 2.02 that comes with Delphi 4.0
> >be good enough or will I need ISX 2.03 or 2.04? If the latter, are they
> >free upgrades? If not, how much do do they cost?
>
> You can use Express 2.02 for Delphi 4 (it is bundled with Delphi). Express
> 2.03 and 2.04 are upgrades that you have to pay for. Since I don't know
> what the pricing is currently, call +1-800-374-4353.
>
> AFAIK, Express 2.1 is now for sale, so skip 2.0x and buy 2.1 directly.
>
> Stefan
> InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
11-09-1998, 01:00 AM
I think everyone but Installshield corporation agrees that upgrades should
be available to users of custom editions as well, but it is Installshield
corporation that sets the upgrade policy, and that policy is that users if
custom version should buy the full product for the full price.
If I had the money to do so (I am an individual, not a company and $250,--
just to be able to ship an aplication that will probably be freeware is a
lot) I might do so, but I would also look at Wise (who knows other
alternatives that are allowed by the Inprise distribution policy for the
BDE?


--

J.T. Wenting
jwenting@bigfoot.com
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/9203/


Ken Martin <kmartin@kos.net> wrote in message news:364207CF.3A6C@kos.net...
>ISX 2.02 does *not* do BDE 5 installs properly!
>
>It works just fine on PC's which have the development product Delphi 4.0
>already installed but *fails* on machines that either:
>- have no BDE installed or
>- have BDE installed from some other product (e.g. Corel Office)
>
>The symptoms...
>
>All is fine with the installation process, until "Setup is updating the
>BDE configuration", where an error is reported: "Merging the
>configuration file has failed" followed by the name of the configuration
>file.
>
>Then at "Setup is updating the BDE alias configuration" another error is
>reported: "Failure adding alias. The error number is 3. The
>initialization failed".
>
>Trying to run any application which uses the BDE (e.g. packaged
>application, Database Explorer, BDE Administrator, or Database Desktop)
>results in an error "The program has performed an illegal operation.
>Invalid page fault IDAPI32.DLL", followed by an error "... An error has
>occurred while attempting to initialise the BDE. (error $2109)"
>
>Anyone have a clue (or better yet, a solution)?
>
>As far as other versions of ISX (i.e. 2.03, 2.04, 2.1) are concerned,
>are any of them *known* to work with BDE 5? If not, how is anyone
>delivering Delphi apps that use BDE 5? If there is a fix, shouldn't it
>be a free upgrade to owners of the product that came with Delphi 4?
>
>It seems incredible but is the ISX product that came with Delphi totally
>useless for delivering database apps?
>
>Cheers, Ken
>
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>Logical Information Systems Inc. ~~ ~~ ~~ Kingston, Ontario CANADA
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>>
>> On Thu, 05 Nov 1998 11:25:57 -0500, Ken Martin <kmartin@kos.net> wrote:
>> >problems with ISX and BDE. Will the ISX 2.02 that comes with Delphi 4.0
>> >be good enough or will I need ISX 2.03 or 2.04? If the latter, are they
>> >free upgrades? If not, how much do do they cost?
>>
>> You can use Express 2.02 for Delphi 4 (it is bundled with Delphi).
Express
>> 2.03 and 2.04 are upgrades that you have to pay for. Since I don't know
>> what the pricing is currently, call +1-800-374-4353.
>>
>> AFAIK, Express 2.1 is now for sale, so skip 2.0x and buy 2.1 directly.
>>
>> Stefan
>> InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
11-16-1998, 01:00 AM
On Thu, 05 Nov 1998 15:17:19 -0500, Ken Martin <kmartin@kos.net> wrote:
>- have no BDE installed or
>- have BDE installed from some other product (e.g. Corel Office)

I have deployed the BDE with ISX 2.02 for Delphi a lot of times without any
problems.

I know that Corel Office 7 did cause problems because the BDE was installed
into a non-standard location, and split the destinations for IDAPI.CFG and
the rest of the BDE up.

>As far as other versions of ISX (i.e. 2.03, 2.04, 2.1) are concerned,
>are any of them *known* to work with BDE 5? If not, how is anyone

2.03 and up can install the BDE.

>be a free upgrade to owners of the product that came with Delphi 4?

No, because of the following (this is the official statement):

In order to introduce you to our products, InstallShield includes free
'custom' editions of our products with products from other leading software
vendors. These free editions are often customized to meet the specific
needs of our partners' customers, but do not include technical support or
entitle you to new releases of InstallShield's commercial products. We
derive no revenue from these 'custom' editions.

InstallShield strives to continually increase the feature set and address
issues with 'for fee' product upgrades and releases. We encourage you to
purchase our products to gain the latest functionality and bug fixes. You
have the option of purchasing a support package at the time of product
purchase as well.

>It seems incredible but is the ISX product that came with Delphi totally
>useless for delivering database apps?

No, because it can install the BDE properly. Make sure you are using the
FULL BDE install, NOT the partial install.

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
11-19-1998, 01:00 AM
Stefan,

I am very confused by your answer to Ken's question. I as well as my
entire company have experienced the exact same problems that Ken had (i.e.
"Setup is updating the BDE configuration", where an error is reported:
"Merging the configuration file has failed" followed by the name of the
configuration file).

The reason that I am confused is that in one sentence you say, "I have
deployed the BDE with ISX 2.02 for Delphi a lot of times without any
problems." Then in a subsequent sentenance you say, "2.03 and up can
install the BDE." Your second sentenance would seem to imply that perhpas
ISX 2.02 does not handle the BDE which comes with Delphi 4. I would
appreciate it very much if you could clarify your repsonse. We are in need
of a solution / recommendation for this problem. I describe the problems we
encountered in greater detail below. Thank you for your help.

We discovered this problem after releasing one of our products and all
of our clients reported this error. Many of them had Corel Suite installed,
many did not. Some were upgrading our software and therefore had an older
version of the BDE installed on their machine. Others had no BDE on their
computer and did not have Corel Suite, yet they all reported this error.
When we began testing this problem we discovered that the install only
worked on computers which had Delphi 4 installed on them. The setup failed
on any other computers.

Thank you again for your time.

Donovan Rogers
GroupLink
DonovanR@GroupLink-TM.com
http://www.GroupLink-TM.com


InstallShield Software Corporation wrote in message
<36507aa2.100257642@news.installshield.com>...
>On Thu, 05 Nov 1998 15:17:19 -0500, Ken Martin <kmartin@kos.net> wrote:
>>- have no BDE installed or
>>- have BDE installed from some other product (e.g. Corel Office)
>
>I have deployed the BDE with ISX 2.02 for Delphi a lot of times without any
>problems.
>
>I know that Corel Office 7 did cause problems because the BDE was installed
>into a non-standard location, and split the destinations for IDAPI.CFG and
>the rest of the BDE up.
>
>>As far as other versions of ISX (i.e. 2.03, 2.04, 2.1) are concerned,
>>are any of them *known* to work with BDE 5? If not, how is anyone
>
>2.03 and up can install the BDE.
>
>>be a free upgrade to owners of the product that came with Delphi 4?
>
>No, because of the following (this is the official statement):
>
>In order to introduce you to our products, InstallShield includes free
>'custom' editions of our products with products from other leading software
>vendors. These free editions are often customized to meet the specific
>needs of our partners' customers, but do not include technical support or
>entitle you to new releases of InstallShield's commercial products. We
>derive no revenue from these 'custom' editions.
>
>InstallShield strives to continually increase the feature set and address
>issues with 'for fee' product upgrades and releases. We encourage you to
>purchase our products to gain the latest functionality and bug fixes. You
>have the option of purchasing a support package at the time of product
>purchase as well.
>
>>It seems incredible but is the ISX product that came with Delphi totally
>>useless for delivering database apps?
>
>No, because it can install the BDE properly. Make sure you are using the
>FULL BDE install, NOT the partial install.
>
>Stefan Paetow
>InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
11-20-1998, 01:00 AM
On Thu, 19 Nov 1998 22:15:57 -0700, "Donovan Rogers"
<DonovanR@GroupLink-TM.com> wrote:
>deployed the BDE with ISX 2.02 for Delphi a lot of times without any
>problems." Then in a subsequent sentenance you say, "2.03 and up can
>install the BDE." Your second sentenance would seem to imply that perhpas
>ISX 2.02 does not handle the BDE which comes with Delphi 4. I would

No, read it again: ISX 2.02 for Delphi is a different "edition" than ISX
2.03 and all subsequent editions. I apologise for not describing it more in
detail.

ISX 2.02 for Delphi is specifically geared for Delphi and Delphi only. It
allows you to deploy the BDE if you need to.

>of our clients reported this error. Many of them had Corel Suite installed,
>many did not. Some were upgrading our software and therefore had an older
>version of the BDE installed on their machine. Others had no BDE on their
>computer and did not have Corel Suite, yet they all reported this error.

Please be so kind as to email me or make available that install for FTP. I
would like to check it out.

A tip: To simulate a machine WITHOUT the BDE, rename the following two
things:

The BDE registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BORLAND\Database Engine
and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BORLAND\BLW32

The BDE directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Borland Shared\BDE (for
BDE 5.0) or C:\Program Files\Borland\Common Files\BDE (BDE 4.5)

Corel Office is notorious for messing up a default BDE installation. Please
find out where Corel Office is installed, and what the registry key
settings are for the BDE in the case of Corel Office being installed. Ask
your client to click on Start, Run. Type in regedit, press Enter.

Then double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Borland, then
"Database Engine". Ask your client to read back the values that are in the
right-hand pane.

You should have: DLLPATH, CONFIGFILE01, RESOURCE, SaveConfig, and UseCount.

Retrieve those values and let me know what they are (by email preferably),
as well as which version of Corel Office is installed. Also, if possible,
get the version of the BDE by browsing to the directory indicated by
DLLPATH, and looking at the properties of IDAPI32.DLL.

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
02-10-1999, 01:00 AM
On Sun, 07 Feb 1999 02:18:55 -0500, "Robert F. Tulloch" <tultalk@ibm.net>
wrote:
>Tried testing build and got 'Not enough space on target drive' against
>following:

Where is your temp directory pointing to? Please ensure that the TEMP
directory is empty, and that there is enough space on the drive that the
TEMP directory lives on, as well as on the drive where the final disk
images will be placed for the installation.

>Why would I get this error yet cn install on sme drive from the
>floppy's?

The disk build requires more space than the floppy install itself.

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.

NewsArchive
02-20-1999, 01:00 AM
As a last step in this frustrating experience, I copied my whole BDE
from dev macnine to target machine and all problems disappeard so it is
clearly an ISX problem causing all the grief.

NewsArchive
02-21-1999, 01:00 AM
Hi:

After some 20 hours of trying to get ISX 2.11 to work right with Delphi
3/BDE 5, I realized that ISX v 2.11 is not designed to work with that
product. Design or accident? Anyway to fix it see below:

(What is really awful, is ISX could have provided a 30 second download
to apply to ISX Custom for Delphi since this fix works with that also
assuming you have the files)

Tired of those errors and endless hours trying to get it to work???

Solution: Go into ISX directory to OBJs\Delphi3\'your language'.
Rename isdepend.ini and swdepend.ini to something else
like add a 3 before .ini.

Open Objs\Delphi4\'your language' and copy the two files
(same names as you changed above) into the
Objs\Delphi3\'your language' directory.

Pretty simple eh?

If you have been doing what I have been doing you will need to
delete the BLW32 and Database Engine from:
HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Borland

in the registry just to make sure.

Also since the path has changed to:

X:\Program Files\Common Files\Borland Shared\BDE

you will have to change shortcuts etc pointing to it.

Have a nice day.

NewsArchive
02-21-1999, 01:00 AM
Robert F. Tulloch wrote:
>
> Hi:
>
> (What is really awful, is ISX could have provided a 30 second download
> to apply to ISX Custom for Delphi since this fix works with that also
> assuming you have the files)
>
Erroneous statement. Possibly true but I don't want to waste any more
thn the 2 hours already spent. You wouldn't have all the bells and
whistles anyway. The main fix is good though.

NewsArchive
06-06-1999, 12:00 AM
This happens when you do not choose "register" from the InstallShieldExpress
menu, later you can even have your installation floppies made by ISE and even
test installation goes fine, but on another machine the installation stops on
the first floppy. Very tricky way to force people to register software. Very
tricky.
A good idea is to have at least two primary W95 partitions. One with Delphi
and BDE, another without BDE can check out any error for test istallations.

NewsArchive
06-14-1999, 12:00 AM
Thanks Dennis for your outline of task two.

Do you have any idea about task one? If I can get the BDE administrator on their
desktops, I can give the "illustrated" step-by-step instructions on how to get the
server name into the alias

ed

Dennis Fantoni wrote:

> > How do I add the Server Name to the the database alias that I am creating?
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > edmalloy
>
> This exact task is on my todo list. Installshield cannot do it, as it
> doesn't know the server name.
>
> My plan is to make a big install, that installs the server part, as well as
> a directory with a client installer , then install all this on the server.
>
> I will ask clients to map a drive to the server where the client install
> resides, then start the client install.
>
> The installshield then somehow needs to figure out what server the drive is
> mapped to, and insert this into the alias.
>
> Not easy. And i also need to put in the directory for the databasefile (i'm
> using interbase)
>
> Maby, during server installation, i'll create a .ini file where the
> installshield client setup program resides, then write the entire alias
> "server name" path to the ini file, and use the ini file when the client is
> installed.
>
> Anyone who have done something like this? I'd like to share experiences and
> sourcecode.
>
> Dennis

--

Edward V. Malloy
BBL Leasing, Inc.

NewsArchive
06-14-1999, 12:00 AM
I was just wondering if you work for IS?? This sales pitch would cost me
almost as much as I paid for Delphi4 Pro!!! :-)


Dennis Fantoni <dennis@danasoft.dk> wrote in message
news:375b8ab8.0@news.installshield.com...
> I'm not 100% able to confirm this, but some of the things, like express
> extentions are not included in the free version of installshield, that is
> included with Delphi4.
>
> I suggest that You buy the full version, installshield express 2.11. It
has
> served me well, allthough i have my share of problems with BDE and
> installshield, i find isx2.11 the best express so far.
>
> T.Gray <tgray@electrotex.com> wrote in message
> news:37597bcf.0@news.installshield.com...
> > In the help files that came with my ISX 2.02 for D4, it shows a section
> for
> > modifying the Autoexec.bat, system.ini, etc. In my version however,
these
> > don't appear on the yellow notebook items. Are these not available even
> > though they are in the help files, or did something go awry in my
upgrade
> > from D2 to D4?? Any help appreciated.
>
> Dennis Fantoni
>
>

NewsArchive
06-14-1999, 12:00 AM
Could you as a representative of IS, please answer my previous question,
instead of throwing me over to your knowledge base which BTW, did NOT answer
it.

===========
In the help files that came with my ISX 2.02 for D4, it shows a section for
> >modifying the Autoexec.bat, system.ini, etc. In my version however,
these
> >don't appear on the yellow notebook items. Are these not available even
> >though they are in the help files, or did something go awry in my upgrade
> >from D2 to D4?? Any help appreciated.
> >
====================

InstallShield Software Corp. <ericp@installshield.com> wrote in message
news:375c48f2.0@news.installshield.com...
> For more differences between these two animals please see:
>
> INFO: Features of the Full Version of InstallShield Express Not Included
in
> InstallShield Express Custom Editions
> Document ID: Q102638
>
> http://support.installshield.com/kb/
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Eric
> InstallShield Support
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

NewsArchive
06-15-1999, 12:00 AM
T.Gray <tgray@electrotex.com> wrote in message
news:376560da.0@news.installshield.com...
> I was just wondering if you work for IS?? This sales pitch would cost me
> almost as much as I paid for Delphi4 Pro!!! :-)

:-)

I do not work for, and is not connected to Installshield in any way.

I just try to help out, and will probalby hang in here for some time - i use
(too much) of my time trying to get my program install to work on every
machine everywhere.

Delphi 4
BDE 5.01
Interbase 4.2
installshield 2.11

Eric is working on fixing a problem i have with BDE 16 Bit (we sent out a
previous version with an old installshield and a bde 16 bit, and now the new
installshield and bde 5.01 cannot be installed on top of it.. Oooops! I have
to get this fixed before we can release updates to our customers).

Installing software is still far too complicated imo. , but as long as
installshield helps out and listens to us customers, i will use them. After
all, we've used installshield to deploy more than 40.000 copies of our
software now - so it works most of the time..

Dennis

NewsArchive
06-15-1999, 12:00 AM
Roman, I could not reproduce this problem. If you send me your IWZ file I
will give it a look
and try to reproduce the problem and provide a solution. What version of BDE
is on your development machine?

Thanks,

Eric
InstallShield Support





Roman Ziehengraser wrote in message <3760D85B.4943A4D4@hcdv.at>...
>I've tried to create a setup for my Delphi 4 application that uses the
>Oracle 8 native driver. In ISX 2.04 I specified an alias with type
>"ORACLE" (the native driver, NOT the ODBC driver)
>When the Setup ist executed on a clean machine, it simply does not
>create the alias. I used BDEADMIN to manually create it, but the Oracle
>native driver is not availible, it seems to me, that is not installed by
>the setup. Other native drivers (Paradox, MSAccess, dBase) as listed,
>but I never choosed them in the InstallShield Express wizard.
>
>Can anybody give me a hint?
>
>Thanks,
>Roman
>

NewsArchive
06-30-1999, 12:00 AM
Under NT, I have seen the same ("Unable to create directory ..." and
"General file transfer error ...") symptoms under different circumstances:
I WOULD get this error trying to load from a collection of DISK1 .. DISK7 on
a network drive or in the C:\TEMP drive. I would NOT get the errors when
loading from the A: drive or from a network drive (when the ISX was used to
write the DISKs to a folder on the network, where they all came out merged
into one folder). The error came shortly after the DISK2 was called for.

Netware was not envolved nor were long filenames used. The install was to a
local drive.

Will and Linda Fleming <wfleming@inet-1.com> wrote in message
news:373d9cf9.0@news.installshield.com...
> I have logged a case with Installshield incident #65904, but no luck yet
in
> resolution.
>
> I have delphi 2.01 and using ISX 1.0. In the past have created
installshield
> projects and delivered without problem, even to the overwriting of the
older
> files( this has been my practice for providing upgrades to my customer
> during development and accepatance testing)
>
> Now ready to deliver the product, the installshield croaks at the attempt
of
> distributing the files to a network location(P:\MOONLIGHT) with the
> following errors:
>
> Error
> Unable to create a directory under
> P:\MOONLIGH\ADMIN. Please check your access rights to this directory.
>
> Error
> General File transfer error.Please check your target location and try
again.
> Error Number: -3
> filename : P:\MOONLIGH\ADMIN\BYUMSSQL_config.txt
>
> This attempt of install is done under the network admin login on a Netware
> 4.12 server utilizing version 3.0.0 of Novell's Client 32 on Windows 98. I
> have tried the same under another network location using Netware and
version
> 3.10 of client 32 and windows 95 obtaining the same result.
>
> IF however I install to a local drive everything installs fine.
>
> Both servers have long filename support active. I have changed the
location
> of BYUMSSQL_config.txt from the top of the file list to the bottom, and
> still error on it, but appear to copy other files fine.
>
> Thanks for any help!
> Will
> wfleming@inet-1.com
>
>
>

NewsArchive
06-30-1999, 12:00 AM

NewsArchive
07-20-1999, 12:00 AM
Robert...this is a great idea. But is there no simpler way to do it?

Callon


Robert F. Tulloch <tultalk@ibm.net> wrote in message
news:3755DB0D.FAE15DF7@ibm.net...
> Hi:
>
> I modify it on the initial run of my app:
>
> const
> LOCALSHARE = '\SYSTEM\INIT\;LOCAL SHARE';
> FOURDIGITYEAR = '\SYSTEM\FORMATS\DATE\;FOURDIGITYEAR';
>
>
> {If Initial Log On-Open and UpDate BDE CFG File}
> if InitialLogOn then
> begin
> aLogon.Open;
> SetConfigParameter(LOCALSHARE, 'TRUE');
> SetConfigParameter(FOURDIGITYEAR, 'TRUE');
> aLogon.Close;
> end;
>
>
{===========================================================================
==
> Update BDE Configuration File
>
============================================================================
==}
> procedure TBackGround.SetConfigParameter(Param : string; Value :
> string);
> var
> hCur: hDBICur;
> rslt: DBIResult;
> Config: CFGDesc;
> Path, Option: string;
> Found: boolean;
> Temp: array[0..255] of char;
> begin
> hCur := nil;
> Found := False;
> try
> if Pos(';', Param) = 0 then
> raise EDatabaseError.Create('Invalid parameter passed to
> function. There must ' +
> 'be a semi-colon delimited sting
> passed');
> Path := Copy(Param, 0, Pos(';', Param) - 1);
> Option := Copy(Param, Pos(';', Param) + 1, Length(Param) -
> Pos(';', Param));
> Check(DbiOpenCfgInfoList(nil, dbiREADWRITE, cfgPERSISTENT,
> StrPCopy(Temp, Path), hCur));
> repeat
> rslt := DbiGetNextRecord(hCur, dbiNOLOCK, @Config, nil);
> if rslt = DBIERR_NONE then
> begin
> if StrPas(Config.szNodeName) = Option then
> begin
> StrPCopy(Config.szValue, Value);
> Check(DbiModifyRecord(hCur, @Config, FALSE));
> Found := True;
> break;
> end;
> end
> else
> if rslt <> DBIERR_EOF then
> Check(rslt);
> until rslt <> DBIERR_NONE;
> if Found = False then
> CheckRegistrySettings(Option);
> { if Found = False then
> raise EDatabaseError.Create(Param + ' entry was not found in
> configuration file.'+
> 'Registry was updated.');}
> finally
> if hCur <> nil then
> Check(DbiCloseCursor(hCur));
> end;
> ResetBDE;
> end;
>
>
{---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---}
> procedure TBackGround.ResetBDE;
> begin
> Check(dbiInit(nil));
> StartTime := GetTickCount;
> While GetTickCount < StartTime + 1000 do
> Application.ProcessMessages;
> Check(dbiExit);
> end;
>
>
{---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---}
> procedure TBackGround.CheckRegistrySettings(Key : string);
> var
> Reg : TRegistry;
> begin
> Reg := TRegistry.Create;
> try
> if Key = 'FOURDIGITYEAR' then
> begin
> with Reg do
> begin
> RootKey := HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
> OpenKey('\Software\Borland\Database Engine\Settings\'+
> 'System\Formats\Date',False);
> WriteString('FOURDIGITYEAR','TRUE');
> CloseKey;
> end;
> end
> else if Key = 'LOCAL SHARE' then
> begin
> with Reg do
> begin
> RootKey := HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
> OpenKey('\Software\Borland\Database Engine\Settings\'+
> 'System\Init',False);
> WriteString('LOCAL SHARE','TRUE');
> CloseKey;
> end;
> end;
> finally
> Reg.Free;
> end;
>
> end;
>
> You should be able to do anything you want within reason.
> Good luck.
>
> Best regards

NewsArchive
07-20-1999, 12:00 AM
Hell there, I seem to be having a similar problem. Although I'm trying to
distribute the SQL-Links with my BDE installation and not modify the System
settings.

I have tried to merge my config file (which has all the SQL-Link registered)
to that of my target machine...and nothing.

Any ideas??

Callon

Ronald Valersi <valersi@hit.vol.at> wrote in message
news:37553D03.3E640EE7@hit.vol.at...
> Hi
>
> I use isx 2.11 with delphi 4, and have problems with the
> BDE-Installation.
> Since it is not possible to make any settings in the cfg-file with ISX
> (lang driver, formats,...), i tried to change the idapi32.cnf with
> bdeadmin and make my settings there. Now the problem is when i save the
> cnf-file, the idapi32.cnf-filesize is only 81 bytes (orginal 6080
> bytes), and the ISX installation ignores the settings that i have made.
>
> How can i make any BDE settings with ISX?
>
> Thanks, Ronald
>

NewsArchive
10-04-1999, 12:00 AM
Hi Serge, in your copied version you should either change the Application
Name in the Application Information section. Or you could change the Default
Destination Directory within this dialog to get around this problem. Sorry
I did not get to your first response quicker.

Sincerely,

Eric
InstallShield Support










My project has a Trial version and a registered version, I have build the
the installation program for the Trial
version first and then I have copy the .IWZ file in another folder and
renamed it, re-open the .IWZ file and made the
modification for the Registered version of my application. I am not able to
get the right path for the application in
the Windows Start menu, the second installation always keep the path and the
application name of the first project (the
trial one) even if I change the Application Executable in the App Info, the
Files to install in the Groups & Files and
the Run command in the General settings. Until I have change manualy the
AppName in the Setup.ini file the AppName was
also the one from the First installation setup (Trial one) but I still get
the wrong path to the application.

Is there a way to re-use a setup without having to start from the beginning.
InstallShield is ver 2.12 (62) included with Delphi 5

Thank you for your time in advance
Serge Myrand



Serge Myrand wrote in message <37F61CF5.BDAB94A5@softdelirium.qc.ca>...
>Good Day,
>
> I wrote you last monday about .IWZ file and I got no answer! Is is
because I have the InstallShield version supplied
>with Delphi 5? If yes I would like to know in order to stop checking for an
answer to come.
>
>Thank you
>Serge Myrand
>

NewsArchive
10-04-1999, 12:00 AM
Yes, it does.

--
Eric
InstallShield Support



Juan wrote in message <37f8bbeb.0@news.installshield.com>...
>Does ISX 2.12 support BDE 5.10 ?
>
>

NewsArchive
10-04-1999, 12:00 AM
Jeff,

Below are the error descriptions for silent installations. The reason that
you are getting the -5 is because setup.exe can not find the ISS file.
When you run your package you will see all the files get extracted to the
temp directory. You can check in this location to make sure the ISS file is
there, in the same location as setup.exe. Before you built the package, did
you put setup.iss in the same directory as setup.exe?
Are you launching setup.exe with the /sms switch? Can you give me the entire
command line that your package uses to launch setup.exe?

The -12 error indicates that a dialog was displayed in silent mode that was
not displayed in record mode or the reverse. For example
the reboot dialog comes on up on occasion if a file that you were trying to
overwrite was locked by windows. If you do not select the Always Show Reboot
dialog in this dialogs settings, you can end up with a -12.

0 Success.
-1 General error.
-2 Invalid mode.
-3 Required data not found in the Setup.iss file.
-4 Not enough memory available.
-5 File does not exist.
-6 Cannot write to the response file.
-7 Unable to write to the log file.
-8 Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file.
-9 Not a valid list type (string or number).
-10 Data type is invalid.
-11 Unknown error during setup.
-12 Dialog boxes are out of order.
-51 Cannot create the specified folder.
-52 Cannot access the specified file or folder.
-53 Invalid option selected.

Kind regards,

Eric
InstallShield Support





Jeff Davis wrote in message <37f52a04.0@news.installshield.com>...
>I am getting error "-5" when I try to install my program silently. My
>program doesn't install. When I install it regularly I don't get any
errors.
>When I run the installation program in interactive mode I take the default
>answers, just like when I recorded the "setup.iss" file. I tried using the
>"-f1" command-line parameter to specify where the "iss" file was, but that
>gave me an error "-12".
>
>What are these error codes and how can I make this work? I would like to
>install my program silently. Thanks.
>
>P.S. - I'm using the InstallShield Express that comes with Delphi 5. I'm
>then using PackageForTheWeb to create an install package. I'm running
>setup.exe with the "-s" parameter, and "setup.iss" is included in the
>package.
>
>
>Jeff Davis
>jeff.davis@tamtron.com
>
>

NewsArchive
10-04-1999, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the info. In answer to your question, PackageForTheWeb is calling
"setup.exe" with command-line parameters of "-s". "Setup.iss" is in the
package in the same directory as setup.exe. Do I need to explicitly tell the
setup.exe program which ".iss" file to run? Do I need the "/SMS" parameter?


Jeff Davis
jeff.davis@tamtron.com


InstallShield Software Corp. <ericp@installshield.com> wrote in message
news:37f8ed2d.0@news.installshield.com...
> Jeff,
>
> Below are the error descriptions for silent installations. The reason that
> you are getting the -5 is because setup.exe can not find the ISS file.
> When you run your package you will see all the files get extracted to the
> temp directory. You can check in this location to make sure the ISS file
is
> there, in the same location as setup.exe. Before you built the package,
did
> you put setup.iss in the same directory as setup.exe?
> Are you launching setup.exe with the /sms switch? Can you give me the
entire
> command line that your package uses to launch setup.exe?
>
> The -12 error indicates that a dialog was displayed in silent mode that
was
> not displayed in record mode or the reverse. For example
> the reboot dialog comes on up on occasion if a file that you were trying
to
> overwrite was locked by windows. If you do not select the Always Show
Reboot
> dialog in this dialogs settings, you can end up with a -12.
>
> 0 Success.
> -1 General error.
> -2 Invalid mode.
> -3 Required data not found in the Setup.iss file.
> -4 Not enough memory available.
> -5 File does not exist.
> -6 Cannot write to the response file.
> -7 Unable to write to the log file.
> -8 Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file.
> -9 Not a valid list type (string or number).
> -10 Data type is invalid.
> -11 Unknown error during setup.
> -12 Dialog boxes are out of order.
> -51 Cannot create the specified folder.
> -52 Cannot access the specified file or folder.
> -53 Invalid option selected.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Eric
> InstallShield Support
>
>
>
>
>
> Jeff Davis wrote in message <37f52a04.0@news.installshield.com>...
> >I am getting error "-5" when I try to install my program silently. My
> >program doesn't install. When I install it regularly I don't get any
> errors.
> >When I run the installation program in interactive mode I take the
default
> >answers, just like when I recorded the "setup.iss" file. I tried using
the
> >"-f1" command-line parameter to specify where the "iss" file was, but
that
> >gave me an error "-12".
> >
> >What are these error codes and how can I make this work? I would like to
> >install my program silently. Thanks.
> >
> >P.S. - I'm using the InstallShield Express that comes with Delphi 5. I'm
> >then using PackageForTheWeb to create an install package. I'm running
> >setup.exe with the "-s" parameter, and "setup.iss" is included in the
> >package.
> >
> >
> >Jeff Davis
> >jeff.davis@tamtron.com
> >
> >
>
>

NewsArchive
10-05-1999, 12:00 AM
Jeff, yes you need to use /SMS because otherwise the PFTW exe will delete
all the files in the temp directory as soon as setup.exe spawns.
The /SMS switch tells setup.exe to stay in memory for the entire duration of
the installation. This may be the cause of the errors that you are getting.
Does this help?

Thanks,

Eric
InstallShield Support





Jeff Davis wrote in message <37f8f6d3.0@news.installshield.com>...
>Thanks for the info. In answer to your question, PackageForTheWeb is
calling
>"setup.exe" with command-line parameters of "-s". "Setup.iss" is in the
>package in the same directory as setup.exe. Do I need to explicitly tell
the
>setup.exe program which ".iss" file to run? Do I need the "/SMS" parameter?
>
>
>Jeff Davis
>jeff.davis@tamtron.com
>
>
>InstallShield Software Corp. <ericp@installshield.com> wrote in message
>news:37f8ed2d.0@news.installshield.com...
>> Jeff,
>>
>> Below are the error descriptions for silent installations. The reason
that
>> you are getting the -5 is because setup.exe can not find the ISS file.
>> When you run your package you will see all the files get extracted to the
>> temp directory. You can check in this location to make sure the ISS file
>is
>> there, in the same location as setup.exe. Before you built the package,
>did
>> you put setup.iss in the same directory as setup.exe?
>> Are you launching setup.exe with the /sms switch? Can you give me the
>entire
>> command line that your package uses to launch setup.exe?
>>
>> The -12 error indicates that a dialog was displayed in silent mode that
>was
>> not displayed in record mode or the reverse. For example
>> the reboot dialog comes on up on occasion if a file that you were trying
>to
>> overwrite was locked by windows. If you do not select the Always Show
>Reboot
>> dialog in this dialogs settings, you can end up with a -12.
>>
>> 0 Success.
>> -1 General error.
>> -2 Invalid mode.
>> -3 Required data not found in the Setup.iss file.
>> -4 Not enough memory available.
>> -5 File does not exist.
>> -6 Cannot write to the response file.
>> -7 Unable to write to the log file.
>> -8 Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file.
>> -9 Not a valid list type (string or number).
>> -10 Data type is invalid.
>> -11 Unknown error during setup.
>> -12 Dialog boxes are out of order.
>> -51 Cannot create the specified folder.
>> -52 Cannot access the specified file or folder.
>> -53 Invalid option selected.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Eric
>> InstallShield Support
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Jeff Davis wrote in message <37f52a04.0@news.installshield.com>...
>> >I am getting error "-5" when I try to install my program silently. My
>> >program doesn't install. When I install it regularly I don't get any
>> errors.
>> >When I run the installation program in interactive mode I take the
>default
>> >answers, just like when I recorded the "setup.iss" file. I tried using
>the
>> >"-f1" command-line parameter to specify where the "iss" file was, but
>that
>> >gave me an error "-12".
>> >
>> >What are these error codes and how can I make this work? I would like to
>> >install my program silently. Thanks.
>> >
>> >P.S. - I'm using the InstallShield Express that comes with Delphi 5. I'm
>> >then using PackageForTheWeb to create an install package. I'm running
>> >setup.exe with the "-s" parameter, and "setup.iss" is included in the
>> >package.
>> >
>> >
>> >Jeff Davis
>> >jeff.davis@tamtron.com
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>

NewsArchive
10-06-1999, 12:00 AM
You will not be able to create a single-file self-extracting exe with the
limited editions of Express

Kind regards,

Eric
InstallShield Support




Per-Gunnar Larsson wrote in message <37f769c9.0@news.installshield.com>...
>Hi,
>
>What am I doing wrong? Can't make it self-extract with one single-file.
>
>Hopefully someone out there is more clever than a bloody Sweede!
>
>Best regards
>
>Per-Gunnar Larsson, The Frontside of Sweden.
>
>

NewsArchive
10-08-1999, 12:00 AM
Hi,
Thank you for your answer, I will give you a feed back after trying the solution.

Serge Myrand

"InstallShield Software Corp." wrote:

> Hi Serge, in your copied version you should either change the Application
> Name in the Application Information section. Or you could change the Default
> Destination Directory within this dialog to get around this problem. Sorry
> I did not get to your first response quicker.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Eric
> InstallShield Support
>
> My project has a Trial version and a registered version, I have build the
> the installation program for the Trial
> version first and then I have copy the .IWZ file in another folder and
> renamed it, re-open the .IWZ file and made the
> modification for the Registered version of my application. I am not able to
> get the right path for the application in
> the Windows Start menu, the second installation always keep the path and the
> application name of the first project (the
> trial one) even if I change the Application Executable in the App Info, the
> Files to install in the Groups & Files and
> the Run command in the General settings. Until I have change manualy the
> AppName in the Setup.ini file the AppName was
> also the one from the First installation setup (Trial one) but I still get
> the wrong path to the application.
>
> Is there a way to re-use a setup without having to start from the beginning.
> InstallShield is ver 2.12 (62) included with Delphi 5
>
> Thank you for your time in advance
> Serge Myrand
>
> Serge Myrand wrote in message <37F61CF5.BDAB94A5@softdelirium.qc.ca>...
> >Good Day,
> >
> > I wrote you last monday about .IWZ file and I got no answer! Is is
> because I have the InstallShield version supplied
> >with Delphi 5? If yes I would like to know in order to stop checking for an
> answer to come.
> >
> >Thank you
> >Serge Myrand
> >

NewsArchive
10-13-1999, 12:00 AM
Thank you for the assistance on this matter. That fixed my problems.


Jeff Davis
jeff.davis@tamtron.com


InstallShield Software Corp. <ericp@installshield.com> wrote in message
news:37fa8314.0@news.installshield.com...
> Jeff, yes you need to use /SMS because otherwise the PFTW exe will delete
> all the files in the temp directory as soon as setup.exe spawns.
> The /SMS switch tells setup.exe to stay in memory for the entire duration
of
> the installation. This may be the cause of the errors that you are
getting.
> Does this help?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eric
> InstallShield Support
>
>
>
>
>
> Jeff Davis wrote in message <37f8f6d3.0@news.installshield.com>...
> >Thanks for the info. In answer to your question, PackageForTheWeb is
> calling
> >"setup.exe" with command-line parameters of "-s". "Setup.iss" is in the
> >package in the same directory as setup.exe. Do I need to explicitly tell
> the
> >setup.exe program which ".iss" file to run? Do I need the "/SMS"
parameter?
> >
> >
> >Jeff Davis
> >jeff.davis@tamtron.com
> >
> >
> >InstallShield Software Corp. <ericp@installshield.com> wrote in message
> >news:37f8ed2d.0@news.installshield.com...
> >> Jeff,
> >>
> >> Below are the error descriptions for silent installations. The reason
> that
> >> you are getting the -5 is because setup.exe can not find the ISS file.
> >> When you run your package you will see all the files get extracted to
the
> >> temp directory. You can check in this location to make sure the ISS
file
> >is
> >> there, in the same location as setup.exe. Before you built the package,
> >did
> >> you put setup.iss in the same directory as setup.exe?
> >> Are you launching setup.exe with the /sms switch? Can you give me the
> >entire
> >> command line that your package uses to launch setup.exe?
> >>
> >> The -12 error indicates that a dialog was displayed in silent mode that
> >was
> >> not displayed in record mode or the reverse. For example
> >> the reboot dialog comes on up on occasion if a file that you were
trying
> >to
> >> overwrite was locked by windows. If you do not select the Always Show
> >Reboot
> >> dialog in this dialogs settings, you can end up with a -12.
> >>
> >> 0 Success.
> >> -1 General error.
> >> -2 Invalid mode.
> >> -3 Required data not found in the Setup.iss file.
> >> -4 Not enough memory available.
> >> -5 File does not exist.
> >> -6 Cannot write to the response file.
> >> -7 Unable to write to the log file.
> >> -8 Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file.
> >> -9 Not a valid list type (string or number).
> >> -10 Data type is invalid.
> >> -11 Unknown error during setup.
> >> -12 Dialog boxes are out of order.
> >> -51 Cannot create the specified folder.
> >> -52 Cannot access the specified file or folder.
> >> -53 Invalid option selected.
> >>
> >> Kind regards,
> >>
> >> Eric
> >> InstallShield Support
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Jeff Davis wrote in message <37f52a04.0@news.installshield.com>...
> >> >I am getting error "-5" when I try to install my program silently. My
> >> >program doesn't install. When I install it regularly I don't get any
> >> errors.
> >> >When I run the installation program in interactive mode I take the
> >default
> >> >answers, just like when I recorded the "setup.iss" file. I tried using
> >the
> >> >"-f1" command-line parameter to specify where the "iss" file was, but
> >that
> >> >gave me an error "-12".
> >> >
> >> >What are these error codes and how can I make this work? I would like
to
> >> >install my program silently. Thanks.
> >> >
> >> >P.S. - I'm using the InstallShield Express that comes with Delphi 5.
I'm
> >> >then using PackageForTheWeb to create an install package. I'm running
> >> >setup.exe with the "-s" parameter, and "setup.iss" is included in the
> >> >package.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Jeff Davis
> >> >jeff.davis@tamtron.com
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

NewsArchive
10-15-1999, 12:00 AM
I don't think this is the case, I have the same problem with a machine
with a high color display.

Juan wrote:
>
> I solved this: it is the best os in the world (of course Windows 98) which
> had the problem... the screen must be set to 256 or more colors...
>
> Juan <gjuan@email.com> escribió en el mensaje de noticias
> 37f8bc69.0@news.installshield.com...
> > I have a problem installing a program using ISX 2.12 with a Delphi 4 app.
> > Another user in this newsgroup had the same problem and I think he didnt
> get
> > an answer, do here it's again:
> >
> > " I DEPLOY MY DEPHI 4 APPLICATION , ALL SEEMS OK.
> > WHEN I INSTALL MY APLLICATION INTO A WIN98 SYSTEM, EVERYTHING GOES PROPER,
> > BUT I CAN NOT START MY APPLICATION , EVEN BDEADMINISTRATOR.
> >
> > WHEN I EXECUTE BDE ADMINISTRATOR,
> > THE TASK DEAD,AND NEED TO CTRL+ALT+DEL TO KILL IT"
> >
> >

NewsArchive
10-19-1999, 12:00 AM
15880 : $3E08 : Your application is not enabled for use with
this driver.


Inderjit s Gabrie <igabrie@salyut.mis.gla.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:37D3B0C2.E4677519@salyut.mis.gla.ac.uk...
> Hi delphi gururs
>
>
> I am new to delphi environment, i am using delphi v4 (client/server)
> under
> NT platform, the whole package works ok, the problem occur when i
> package
> the application using installshield and running it under win95 operating
>
> system.
>
> I have generated 5 disks for the application, installation process is
> ok
> on win95 o/s.The ODBC and Ingres software is installed ok...prior to my
> application being installed on it.
>
> The error i am getting is an exception error:
>
>
> * exception error- edbe engine error in module (my program name) at
> 0008EDAA
>
> * error to iniatialise BDE ($3E06).
>
> * contact the program vendor (details), once you choose 'details'
> option,
> " explorer caused an invalid page fault in module - (unknown) at
> 000:0C2C9D90
>
>
> Where is it i am going wrong, any ideas anyone...everybit of help much
>
> appreciated...thanks...indy
>
>

NewsArchive
10-28-1999, 12:00 AM
I have same probs - under ISX2.04 I got it working by using <WINSYSDIR> but
even this fails under 2.12. Don;t quote me but I think MDAC and ODBC3.5 is
to blame.

Regards

Jon
Neil Griffiths <neil@apex-software.com> wrote in message
news:37f87efb.0@news.installshield.com...
> Can anyone send me an ISW file which creates an Sql server dsn. I'm
using
> ISX 2.12
>
> Also can anyone help me with using ISX or other to run SQL scripts for sql
> server.
>
> Many Thanks
>
> Neil Griffiths
>
>

NewsArchive
11-19-1999, 01:00 AM
Dennis Fantoni <dennis@danasoft.dk> wrote in message
news:37f364c1.0@news.installshield.com...
> It even creates a Danish installer. And the script language is... Delphi
> code. I will try to see if their BDE support is worth anything.

Wow, looks like they've been doing some updating. I purchased a copy a few
years ago and was quite pleased with it, although it wasn't quite as
brainless as InstallSheild's wizard interface, it was more flexible.

Not long after I purchased a copy the author had it available at no charge,
I figured that was the end of it. I guess its making a comeback :)

Thanks for the tip,
DK

NewsArchive
11-19-1999, 01:00 AM
Yep, it's really great, I just bought it... and making great installs, just
the way I want them to be... and to do...

--
ISC José Manuel Gómez-Ferrer y Reguero
Gerente de Sistemas
Química Adhín, S.A. de C.V.
www.paco.net.mx

Dennis Fantoni <dennis@danasoft.dk> wrote in message
news:37f364c1.0@news.installshield.com...
| It even creates a Danish installer. And the script language is... Delphi
| code. I will try to see if their BDE support is worth anything.
|
| www.youseful.com
|
| It sure looks like it beats the socks off Installshield express - and You
| get the source with it. And it's a Delphi program.. wow wow wow.. wish i'd
| found it earlier on.
|
| Dennis
|
|
|

NewsArchive
11-30-1999, 01:00 AM
Hi
Please check for the dependency by using P E Analyzer and the web address to
get P E Analyzer is, http://www.winmag.com/library/1998/0601/cov0110b.fhtml
Also, there is an article about youe issue which you can find out at the
installshield's web site, http://www.installshield.com
An article no. is Q100198 I hope this helps.

--
Alpesh S.
InstallShield Technical Support

InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
Neil Griffiths wrote in message <383bf3bd.0@news.installshield.com>...
>Help
>
>I have a target machine which is falling over at 40% into the install.
>
>I get a message which mentions _INS0432
>
>Then windows reports that the program has performed an illegal operation.
>
>Then ISX reports that Set-up was unable to loca a program to proceed with
>this operation. Restart your program and start again.
>
>Error 105.
>
>
>
>I am using ISX 2.12. My target machine is Win 95.
>
>Some 95 machines have been successful.
>
>Any help much appreciated.
>
>Neil Griffiths
>
>Apex Software
>Dublin
>
>

NewsArchive
12-03-1999, 01:00 AM
HI
I have two suggstiond for you for this issue.
1. Try registering conagent.exe, since this is a MS file
2. If the file is corrupt, then uninstall ISX and then reinstall ISX.

I hope this helps
--
Alpesh S.
InstallShield Technical Support

InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
P.McKenna wrote in message <37299866.50E39995@dealersoft.com>...
>I am using the latest InstallShield Express trial version.
>But when I am trying to build the Install, I am getting an error :
>C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CONAGENT.EXE not found !
>But the EXE in question does exist.... ??? I am running this on Windows
>98 .
>Any suggestions ???
>
>
>Vincent Michellod
>
>

NewsArchive
12-15-1999, 01:00 AM
I have problems with odbc driver for sql server 7 too.

And i have traced the error down to MDAC, the odbc for sqlserver 7 uses
MDAC. MDAC 2.1 or later i required to run the setup of a dsn for sql server
7 odbc driver. Now it seems isx 2.12 only supports MDAC 2.0.

What to do?

Jon Pickles <news@proeq.co.uk> wrote in message
news:381872fa.0@news.installshield.com...
> I have same probs - under ISX2.04 I got it working by using <WINSYSDIR>
but
> even this fails under 2.12. Don;t quote me but I think MDAC and ODBC3.5
is
> to blame.
>
> Regards
>
> Jon
> Neil Griffiths <neil@apex-software.com> wrote in message
> news:37f87efb.0@news.installshield.com...
> > Can anyone send me an ISW file which creates an Sql server dsn. I'm
> using
> > ISX 2.12
> >
> > Also can anyone help me with using ISX or other to run SQL scripts for
sql
> > server.
> >
> > Many Thanks
> >
> > Neil Griffiths
> >
> >
>
>

NewsArchive
12-20-1999, 01:00 AM
Hi
We have some knowledge base articles on our web site for this kind of
issues. Please
take a look at knowledge base article numbers, Q101084, Q100065, Q100533,
and Q101693.
You can also register the file by using regserv32.exe. You need to do this
from express
extensions. I hope this helps.

Regards
--
Alpesh S.
InstallShield Technical Support

InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
Jesse Castleberry wrote in message <374aed31.0@news.installshield.com>...
>I posted this yesterday, but received no response, so here it is again:
>
>While installing my Delphi 3 app on several computers, I got the error
>message "ctMonth.OCX failed to self-register". How do I resolve this?
This
>actually happened with 2 .OCX controls and one .DLL. These are the only 3
>files I have that are self-registering, I believe.
>
>One solution I thought of was to use Extensions to register the files
>afterwards, should this work?
>
>Thanks,
>-= Jesse =-
>http://www.msdlg.com
>http://www.DaVinci-MIMS.com
>
>
>
>--
>-= Jesse =-
>http://www.msdlg.com
>http://www.DaVinci-MIMS.com
>
>

NewsArchive
12-21-1999, 01:00 AM
Hi
Please check for this file in your hard drive as well as in the group(s).
Let us know if you still having this problem.

Regards
--
Alpesh S.
InstallShield Technical Support

InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
Peter Schmitz wrote in message <375519A6.F4D004FE@bellaflor.com>...
>At the Start of Diskgeneration I get a message
>"C:\programme\.....borland shared\dbd\datapump.exe could not be found."
>
>I use delphi 4.03
> ISX 2.02
> BDE 5.01
>
>Please help me.
>

NewsArchive
12-22-1999, 01:00 AM
I had to do the legwork in Delphi, Installshield Express wasn't sufficient
to get the job done.

Later -

T


Dave Cardnell <David.Cardnell@pansonic.co.uk> wrote in message
news:37f1d1fd.0@news.installshield.com...
> I have read the 'Interbase 5.5 Embedded Installation Guide', but has
anybody
> out there produced an InstallShield script file to install Interbase as
> described in the document ?
>
> I'd very much appreciate a copy to save re-inventing the wheel.
>
> Thanks in anticipation of someone's help.
>
>
>
>

NewsArchive
12-27-1999, 01:00 AM
Hi
Yes, 255 is the limit of the characters.

Regards
--
Alpesh S.
InstallShield Technical Support

InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
Alejandro G M Benitez wrote in message <37DFF10B.B250330C@connmed.com.ar>...
>Is it correct that the longest string I can assign to szInst PChar is
>255 characters ?
>If not, Why if a assign a string of 260 chars the 'Select directory
>dialog' only shows 255 of them ?
>Thanks again.
>Alejandro Benitez.-

NewsArchive
01-15-2000, 01:00 AM
It appears that this problem has come up because a fault in some other way.
The Project was created with type Delphi 3, and I could set the BDE options
and other objects. But now it has changed type (or something similar), so
that there are no objects available. ie. The BDE object isn't installed
properly and the DLLPath registry settings was not set.

This was with:
Version: 2.12
Project Type: Delphi 3
OS: Built on Windows 2000 RC2, installed on Windows 95 (Original version)

Hugh

"Alpesh S. (InstallShield Technical Support)"
<PleaseNoReply7@installshield.com> wrote in message
news:387d05f6.0@news.installshield.com...
> Hi
> Can you please provide some more information.
> What is the version of Express?
> What is the Project Type you chose for your setup?
> What OS is this?
> What is happening and when is it happening?
>
>
> Regards
> --
> Alpesh S.
> InstallShield Technical Support
>
> InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
> Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
> and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
> service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
> and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
> Hugh Nimmo-Smith wrote in message <387a445a.0@news.installshield.com>...
> >Well, It says it in the title.
> >
> >The DLLPATH entry seems to be wrong in a variety of situations.
> >
> >It documented to be the cause of the error $2109 when initialising the
BDE
> >and possibly the $3e06 as well.
> >
> >See: http://community.borland.com/article/0,1410,16739,00.html
> >
> >Could this be fixed.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Hugh
> >
> >
>
>

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01-21-2000, 01:00 AM

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Eric,

The suggestion below will not works unless you manually downgrade all
the BDE files on your system (in the WinSysDir) to version 3.5 as well.
If you have 5.1 files lying around, the ISX BDE 3.5 build will just
include whatever file matches the filenames it needs, regardless of
their versions. A mismatch in versions results in BDE install problems
or failure.

Kind regards,
Adrian.

This

"InstallShield Software Corp." wrote:

> Eric, Express installs BDE according to the project type that you
> selected when you initially created the project.If you want to install
> BDE 3.5 you will need to choose a 32bit C++ builder project. See
> listing below. Kind regards, EricInstallShield Support 32 Bit BDE
> VersionsVersion Products distributed with IDAPI32.DLL timestamp
> 5.01 Delphi 4 Web Update #2 and 3, C++ Builder 4.0 10/10/98 5:01 AM
> 5.0 Delphi 4 6/09/98 5:00 AM
> 4.51 Visual dBASE 7.0, C++ Builder 3.0,
> JBuilder 2.0 C/S 11/14/97 4:51 AM
> 4.50 JBuilder 1.0 Client / Server 10/28/97 4:50 AM
> 4.01 Delphi 3.0 update, JBuilder 7/16/97 4:01 AM
> 4.0 Delphi 3.0 3/11/97 4:00 AM
> 3.5f (fat32) C++ Builder 1.0 12/02/96 3:50 AM
> 3.5 SQL Links 3.5 9/19/96 3:50 AM
> 3.12 Intrabuilder 1.0 8/22/96 3:12 AM
> 3.11 Delphi 2.01, BC 5.01 6/1/96 3:02 AM
> 3.10 Delphi 2.0, BC 5.0 2/4/96 3:01 AM
> 3.0 Paradox 7.0 for Windows 95 & NT 12/1/95 3:00 AM Eric Adolphson
> wrote in message <37ea635d.0@news.installshield.com>...>I am using ISX
> 2.04
> >
> >The new BDE 5.x is too slow. I want to be able to use BDE 3.5 (also
> less
> >disks in my installation). I can remove BDE 5.x from my system, and
> >reinstall BDE 3.5.
> >
> >How can I reset ISX to use BDE 3.5?
> >
> >Eric
> >
> >

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Eric,
<p>The suggestion below will not works unless you manually downgrade all
the BDE files on your system (in the WinSysDir) to version 3.5 as well.
If you have 5.1 files lying around, the ISX BDE 3.5 build will just include
whatever file matches the filenames it needs, regardless of their versions.
A mismatch in versions results in BDE install problems or failure.
<p>Kind regards,
<br>Adrian.
<p>This
<p>"InstallShield Software Corp." wrote:
<blockquote TYPE=CITE>&nbsp;<font color="#000000"><font size=-1>Eric,</font></font>&nbsp;<font color="#000000"><font size=-1>Express
installs BDE according to the project type that you selected when you initially
created the project.</font></font><font size=-1>If you want to install
BDE 3.5 you will need to choose a 32bit C++ builder project. See listing
below.</font>&nbsp;<font color="#000000"><font size=-1>Kind regards,</font></font>&nbsp;<font size=-1>Eric</font><font size=-1>InstallShield
Support</font>&nbsp;&nbsp;32 Bit BDE VersionsVersion Products distributed
with&nbsp; IDAPI32.DLL timestamp
<br>5.01 Delphi 4 Web Update #2 and 3, C++ Builder 4.0 10/10/98 5:01 AM
<br>5.0 Delphi 4 6/09/98 5:00 AM
<br>4.51 Visual dBASE 7.0, C++ Builder 3.0,
<br>JBuilder 2.0 C/S 11/14/97 4:51 AM
<br>4.50 JBuilder 1.0 Client / Server 10/28/97 4:50 AM
<br>4.01 Delphi 3.0 update, JBuilder 7/16/97 4:01 AM
<br>4.0 Delphi 3.0 3/11/97 4:00 AM
<br><b>3.5f (fat32) C++ Builder 1.0 12/02/96 3:50 AM</b>
<br><b>3.5 SQL Links 3.5 9/19/96 3:50 AM</b>
<br>3.12 Intrabuilder 1.0 8/22/96 3:12 AM
<br>3.11 Delphi 2.01, BC 5.01 6/1/96 3:02 AM
<br>3.10 Delphi 2.0, BC 5.0 2/4/96 3:01 AM
<br>3.0 Paradox 7.0 for Windows 95 &amp; NT 12/1/95 3:00 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;Eric
Adolphson<ESA@WCO.COM> wrote in message &lt;<a href="mailto:37ea635d.0@news.installshield.com">37ea635d.0@news.installshield.com</a>>...>I
am using ISX 2.04
<br>>
<br>>The new BDE 5.x is too slow.&nbsp; I want to be able to use BDE 3.5
(also less
<br>>disks in my installation).&nbsp; I can remove BDE 5.x from my system,
and
<br>>reinstall BDE 3.5.
<br>>
<br>>How can I reset ISX to use BDE 3.5?
<br>>
<br>>Eric
<br>>
<br>></blockquote>
</html>

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NewsArchive
02-09-2000, 01:00 AM
That's what you get when people can't be bothered with QA. The datapump.* files
exist alright, and are part of the BDE. That is, if you own either D4 C/S or D4
Enterprise. The datapump is *not* included with either D4 Standard or D4
Professional. Either Borland or InstallShield couldn't be bothered with actually
testing whether or not ISX custom edition for Delphi worked as it should. Bah.

Erik Schepers

Ron Jackson wrote:

> These DataPump problems keep showing up in this newsgroup. I don't know
> any end-users that can make use of this application because it doesn't
> accommodate database changes. It should be eliminated from ISX by
> default(commented out) instead of the other way around.
>
> "Alpesh S. (InstallShield Technical Support)" wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> > Please check for this file in your hard drive as well as in the group(s).
> > Let us know if you still having this problem.
> >
> > Regards
> > --
> > Alpesh S.
> > InstallShield Technical Support
> >
> > InstallShield® Professional 2000 is now available from InstallShield
> > Software Corporation! Take advantage of new event-based scripting
> > and enhanced third-party technology support. Target the Windows Installer
> > service of Windows 2000. Find out more! Visit www.installshield.com
> > and upgrade to InstallShield Professional 2000 today!
> > Peter Schmitz wrote in message <375519A6.F4D004FE@bellaflor.com>...
> > >At the Start of Diskgeneration I get a message
> > >"C:\programme\.....borland shared\dbd\datapump.exe could not be found."
> > >
> > >I use delphi 4.03
> > > ISX 2.02
> > > BDE 5.01
> > >
> > >Please help me.
> > >

NewsArchive
02-11-2000, 01:00 AM
Hi,

Beter late than ever, your solution is the right one evreything works fine now

Serge

"InstallShield Software Corp." wrote:

> Hi Serge, in your copied version you should either change the Application
> Name in the Application Information section. Or you could change the Default
> Destination Directory within this dialog to get around this problem. Sorry
> I did not get to your first response quicker.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Eric
> InstallShield Support
>
> My project has a Trial version and a registered version, I have build the
> the installation program for the Trial
> version first and then I have copy the .IWZ file in another folder and
> renamed it, re-open the .IWZ file and made the
> modification for the Registered version of my application. I am not able to
> get the right path for the application in
> the Windows Start menu, the second installation always keep the path and the
> application name of the first project (the
> trial one) even if I change the Application Executable in the App Info, the
> Files to install in the Groups & Files and
> the Run command in the General settings. Until I have change manualy the
> AppName in the Setup.ini file the AppName was
> also the one from the First installation setup (Trial one) but I still get
> the wrong path to the application.
>
> Is there a way to re-use a setup without having to start from the beginning.
> InstallShield is ver 2.12 (62) included with Delphi 5
>
> Thank you for your time in advance
> Serge Myrand
>
> Serge Myrand wrote in message <37F61CF5.BDAB94A5@softdelirium.qc.ca>...
> >Good Day,
> >
> > I wrote you last monday about .IWZ file and I got no answer! Is is
> because I have the InstallShield version supplied
> >with Delphi 5? If yes I would like to know in order to stop checking for an
> answer to come.
> >
> >Thank you
> >Serge Myrand
> >

NewsArchive
03-30-2000, 01:00 AM
Olaf,

thanks for your replay !

Nice, that there is such an easy fix.
But I wonder...: The Delphi Installation copies the BDE-Files into
c:\programme\borland\gemeinsame dateien\bde.
ISX copies them into c:\programme\gemeinsame dateien\Borland Shared\bde.

So, if I run my InstallShield on a machine with Delphi installed on it, I
get the same problems ?!

Heiko

Olaf Holtrup <admin@venzke.de> schrieb in im Newsbeitrag:
38e210d4.0@news.installshield.com...
> Hallo Heiko,
>
> Got the same problem with several heavy error messages so that the coding
of
> several weeks seemed to be for the rubbish can (see my posting in
> ...express.general)! Your posting about wrong "common files" path in
german
> Delphi ISx made me searching thru ISDEPEND.INI in the Installshield
program
> folder. In the sections [BDE (Borland Database Engine)] and [SQL-Links]
just
> changed the Dest and Dest2 entries into: <ProgramFilesDir>\Gemeinsame
> Dateien\Borland Shared\BDE
>
> AND THATS IT!! "Just" a localization failure/bug within Installshield..
> <omg>
>
>
> Hope it helps,
> Olaf
>
>
>
>
>
> "Heiko Goes" <Heiko.Goes@t-online.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:38df897a.0@news.installshield.com...
> > I uses ISX for Delphi5.
> > When doing a full install of the BDE, it put some files in the 'common
> > files'-directory.
> >
> > In German, it should put them into the 'Gemeinsame
> Verzeichnisse'-directory
> > just as the Delphi 5-Installation does.
> >
> > Is there a patch for it or what else am I to do ?
> >
> > Thanks for your reply, Heiko
>
>
>

NewsArchive
03-31-2000, 01:00 AM
Heiko,
No, I guess the problem was the name of the systems shared folder, when
there is no BDE installed. As soon if there is a preexisting BDE there will
be entries in the registry, wich tell the specific part of your setup where
to install the BDE and where to find depending files. I think you can check
this item, by running the "Testlauf" in ISx or the setup itself on your
system...

Olaf


"Heiko Goes" <Heiko.Goes@t-online.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:38e309ea.0@news.installshield.com...
>...
> But I wonder...: The Delphi Installation copies the BDE-Files into
> c:\programme\borland\gemeinsame dateien\bde.
> ISX copies them into c:\programme\gemeinsame dateien\Borland Shared\bde.
>
> So, if I run my InstallShield on a machine with Delphi installed on it, I
> get the same problems ?!
> ...