Ticket #803 (new defect)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Export To CD-ROM (setup.exe and other files) not working on 64 bit win 7

Reported by: ak19 Owned by: nobody
Priority: moderate Milestone: Possible 2.88 Release
Component: Collection Building Severity: major
Keywords: Cc:


2.85 has a serious bug that is preventing distribution of my collection. The OLD 2001 setup.exe in the windows folder will not work on a Windows 7 64 bit machine. When you use the export your collection to a DVD procedure it includes this old 2001 setup.exe file. This setup file simply will not work on modern Windows software. In fact the Windows folder contains a number of old programs that you should consider updating. I include a list below but for sure the 2001 setup.exe needs to be replaced before Greenstone will work on modern 64 bit software. I think it is dangerous for a developer to leave these old programs in their software if newer ones are available. No telling what evil lurks in the bowels of these OLD files as I found out with Windows 7 64 bit.

setup.exe 4/19/2001 setpw.exe 5/17/2001 tar.exe 10/10/2001 unzip.exe 10/10/2001 bunzip2.exe 10/10/2001 bzip2.exe 10/10/2001 gunzip.exe 10/10/2001 gzip.exe 10/11/2001 pdftohtml.exe 7/2/2004 pptextract.exe 9/23/2005 pptextract.frm 9/23/2005 pptextract.vbp 9/23/2005 pptextract.vbw 9/23/2005

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by ak19

The above was posted by Michael Goodwin in the Greenstone blog at  http://www.greenstone.org/blog/2011-11-11/anus-blog-entry-for-the-week-ending-11-nov-2011

Another email along the same lines was sent to the mailing list under the subject "[greenstone-users] Bug in greenstone 2.85" on Fri 25 Nov 2011 at 12:21pm. In it Michael Goodwin also expressed a need for a bugfix to the inability to delete the index folder. He's been doing so manually before rebuilds, so maybe we could make it an option to do this automatically (before the rebuild process, rather than at the end of it).

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