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12-07-2001, 01:00 AM
Hello,

I realize this is a tough and very open-ended question but I have an app
running on my dev machine that works fine. I have scoured the app for
dependencies and am 100% confident that I have accounted for all the
dependency files in the installation package. However, when the
installation is put on another machine, running the executable for the
application does nothing. Which makes me believe that I don't have all the
dependencies accounted for...

I have been reviewing the dependencies over and over for days now and can't
find a problem. Is there any tool out there that may prove useful in
determining why running the installed app on the target machine doesn't do
anything (and I mean nothing - no errors or anything)?

Peter

NewsArchive
12-07-2001, 01:00 AM
Download the tool FileMon from www.sysinternals.com
it will tell you if your theory is correct and if it is, it will
tell you what is missing.

Reza


"Peter Osucha" <peter.osucha@eti-energytechnologies.com> wrote in message
news:3c10d9f0@news.installshield.com...
> Hello,
>
> I realize this is a tough and very open-ended question but I have an app
> running on my dev machine that works fine. I have scoured the app for
> dependencies and am 100% confident that I have accounted for all the
> dependency files in the installation package. However, when the
> installation is put on another machine, running the executable for the
> application does nothing. Which makes me believe that I don't have all
the
> dependencies accounted for...
>
> I have been reviewing the dependencies over and over for days now and
can't
> find a problem. Is there any tool out there that may prove useful in
> determining why running the installed app on the target machine doesn't do
> anything (and I mean nothing - no errors or anything)?
>
> Peter
>
>

NewsArchive
12-07-2001, 01:00 AM
It is unlikely a missing dependency problem, otherwise you will get the
missing DLLs call - Unless you are doing a delay load.

If you really want to check dependency, just use Microsoft's depends.exe,
which comes with VC6. You can give a shot to FileMon, But I really doubt it
will help here.

My theory is that your initialization fails(maybe due to some missing
dependency, maybe just due to the environment). I'd do some remote debug on
that problematic machine and see what happens. I feel there might be a bug
in the program itself.

Fei

"reza razavipour" <rrazavipour@stbernard.com> wrote in message
news:3c10f648$1@news.installshield.com...
> Download the tool FileMon from www.sysinternals.com
> it will tell you if your theory is correct and if it is, it will
> tell you what is missing.
>
> Reza
>
>
> "Peter Osucha" <peter.osucha@eti-energytechnologies.com> wrote in message
> news:3c10d9f0@news.installshield.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I realize this is a tough and very open-ended question but I have an app
> > running on my dev machine that works fine. I have scoured the app for
> > dependencies and am 100% confident that I have accounted for all the
> > dependency files in the installation package. However, when the
> > installation is put on another machine, running the executable for the
> > application does nothing. Which makes me believe that I don't have all
> the
> > dependencies accounted for...
> >
> > I have been reviewing the dependencies over and over for days now and
> can't
> > find a problem. Is there any tool out there that may prove useful in
> > determining why running the installed app on the target machine doesn't
do
> > anything (and I mean nothing - no errors or anything)?
> >
> > Peter
> >
> >
>
>