Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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Re: Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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This is already in the Bugzilla database since May 2010, in fact there are two reports: 6479 and 6480. One for the installer and one for textclip.
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Since these forums are the official place to report bugs there's really no excuse for any confirmed problem not to be fixed. The excuse that the devs & beta testers can't read all the posts on all the Amiga forums isn't going to work anymore. It's all right here on the Hyperion forums :-)
There is no (or at least less) excuse for a problem not to be reported. Having it fixed is another matter altogether. This relies on a lot of things, such as developer availability, priorities, management decisions, time, money, etc. etc. (And several of the above are partly overlapping ;-)).

But having it reported and recorded in Bugzilla is the important first step. In this case it had already been taken, but thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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@nbache
Knowing that problems have been reported and "might" be fixed is certainly more comforting than wondering if anyone has seen a problem reported on one of the other general Amiga forums. We all know there are priorities but take some comfort in the knowledge that we have done our part and made the developers aware of problems we discover.
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Re: Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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Hi,

Okay I am just jumping into thread as I have experienced this problem, and importantly I know how to re-create everytime.

I just download the AAMP (apache/mysql, not the music player) for evaluation and waited patiently for it download, after a couple of minutes had passed the Installer opened up for me.

Part way through it tells me it needs to install something in the Contribs drawer called SystemV_IPC. So I left it on Immediate level (I later discovered the level doesn't matter) and at the end of it I was formed that it had been 'correctly installed to TextClip:'.

TextClip: is always appearing in my ASL requesters at the top along with HD, RAM, CDs and USB devices.

Here is C:Info result:


Mounted disks:
Unit Size Used Free Full Errors Status Name
CD0: No disk present
DH0: 2,108M 979,217 3,338,767 23% 0 Read/Write OS4.1
DH1: 929G 132,690,550 1,816,514,570 7% 0 Read/Write WORK
ENV: 830K 830 0 100% 0 Read/Write Env
ICD0: No disk present
ICD1: No disk present
IDF0: No disk present
IDF1: No disk present
IDF2: No disk present
IDF3: No disk present
IPC0: No disk present
RAM: 1,312K 41 0 100% 0 Read/Write RAM Disk
TEXTCLIP: 1,571M 11 1,647,329,280 0% 0 Read/Write TextClip
USB0: No disk present

The destination where the files where meant to be copied to: SDK:Local/Common/include

I am now about to check in the destination drawer to see whether they were indeed copied to this location.
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Re: Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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Okay the contents of the specific SDK folder:


7.WORK:SDK/local/common/include> list
bzlib.h 6245 ----rw-d 09-Dec-07 13:34:38
cairo Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:25:48
expat.h 40339 ----rw-d 27-Nov-06 03:51:58
expat_external.h 3364 ----rw-d 02-Jun-06 13:17:36
FlexLexer.h 5856 ----rwed 03-Jul-08 12:29:00
fontconfig Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:25:48
freetype2 Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:25:48
GL Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:27:37
inline4 Dir ----rw-d Today 21:15:56
interfaces Dir ----rw-d Today 21:15:56
libpng12 Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:25:51
libraries Dir ----rw-d Today 21:15:56
mgl Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:27:39
pixman-1 Dir ----rw-d 15-Apr-11 16:25:51
proto Dir ----rw-d Today 21:15:56
pthread.h 5680 ----rwed 22-Jan-09 12:12:44
SDI_compiler.h 5961 ----rwed 03-Aug-05 15:26:50
SDI_hook.h 8180 ----rwed 03-Aug-05 15:26:50
SDI_interrupt.h 5959 ----rwed 03-Aug-05 15:26:50
SDI_lib.h 6711 ----rwed 03-Aug-05 15:26:50
SDI_misc.h 3287 ----rwed 03-Aug-05 15:26:50
SDI_stdarg.h 3192 ----rwed 03-Aug-05 15:26:50
webp Dir ----rw-d 26-Jul-11 12:20:32
zconf.h 9544 ----rw-d 03-Jan-09 23:31:24
zlib.h 66188 ----rw-d 03-Jan-09 23:31:24
13 files - 166K bytes - 12 directories - 377 blocks used

I can see from a quick glance that either these drawers have been just been newly created as part of the installation or have been 'touched' by new content.

So lets look inside interfaces:

7.WORK:SDK/local/common/include/interfaces> list
glut.h 8739 ----rw-d 25-Nov-09 19:28:30
minigl.h 27804 ----rw-d 26-Nov-09 14:07:54
sysvipc.h 2377 ----rwed 24-Feb-80 13:28:32
webp.h 4757 ----rw-d 21-Mar-11 19:02:48

Okay I can now see sysvipic.h - so I guess the installation has copied them to the correct location - the 'Installation Successful' page just seems to reporting the wrong destination path,.
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Re: Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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djrikki wrote:Okay I can now see sysvipic.h - so I guess the installation has copied them to the correct location - the 'Installation Successful' page just seems to reporting the wrong destination path,.
Possibly the installer (because of the problems already discussed) has considered Textclip: the "default destination", but this particular script never bothered about either changing or using that for anything, but had its own means of determining where to install. Then at the end, when Installer gives its usual success message, its default destination is still Textclip: and is thus mentioned there.

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Re: Installer picking wrong @default-dest

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nbache wrote:Possibly the installer (because of the problems already discussed) has considered Textclip: the "default destination", but this particular script never bothered about either changing or using that for anything, but had its own means of determining where to install. Then at the end, when Installer gives its usual success message, its default destination is still Textclip: and is thus mentioned there.
I recently noticed the same problem as djrikki (although I have noticed it giving the wrong destination for a LONG time!), and your explanation makes sense!
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