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02-17-1998, 01:00 AM
Last night I encountered a very, very strange problem with ISX that
comes with Delphi 2 Developer (which had worked very well up to now): I
included about 730 Files for an installation (mostly HTML files and
GIF's). When I executed the installation on my NT 4.0 developement
machine, it worked like it should. When I tried to install on my Win 95
Test machine, something strange happened: The installation started, but
no dialog box (Previous/Next etc.) appeared; after a few seconds, there
came the usual messages like "updating registry" etc. and then it was
finished. No software was installed but the application was listed under
Software/Control Panel. After MANY tries I noticed, that when I removed
some of the installation files (namely GIF's), the installation suddenly
worked again, also under Win 95 on my test machines. At last I ended up
with 713 files. I could'nt figure out why it worked with some files and
with some not. They are all OK and readable and in preceding releases
(which had less total files) they also were used and worked well. Now
does anybody have an idea what THIS MESS is about???

Thanks a lot,
Thomas C. Stubbings
mailto:stubbing@fbch.tuwien.ac.at

NewsArchive
02-17-1998, 01:00 AM
Hi Thomas,
All pre-2.0 versions of ISX (which includes custom versions like yours) had
a 64k limit on the .iwz file. It sounds like the all of the files and their
paths have taken the installation to the limit. This is fixed in ISX 2.
You may be able to get around this by placing your files into shorter paths,
then include them in your installation.
i.e
previously
c:\my project\my project images\image1.gif

now
c:\img\image1.gif
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Thomas C. Stubbings wrote in message <34E995F3.AA743EE6@iac.tuwien.ac.at>...
>Last night I encountered a very, very strange problem with ISX that
>comes with Delphi 2 Developer (which had worked very well up to now): I
>included about 730 Files for an installation (mostly HTML files and
>GIF's). When I executed the installation on my NT 4.0 developement
>machine, it worked like it should. When I tried to install on my Win 95
>Test machine, something strange happened: The installation started, but
>no dialog box (Previous/Next etc.) appeared; after a few seconds, there
>came the usual messages like "updating registry" etc. and then it was
>finished. No software was installed but the application was listed under
>Software/Control Panel. After MANY tries I noticed, that when I removed
>some of the installation files (namely GIF's), the installation suddenly
>worked again, also under Win 95 on my test machines. At last I ended up
>with 713 files. I could'nt figure out why it worked with some files and
>with some not. They are all OK and readable and in preceding releases
>(which had less total files) they also were used and worked well. Now
>does anybody have an idea what THIS MESS is about???
>
>Thanks a lot,
>Thomas C. Stubbings
>mailto:stubbing@fbch.tuwien.ac.at
>
>