[R] Rwinst.exe problems

Simon Wood snw at mcs.st-and.ac.uk
Tue Dec 19 13:46:35 CET 2000

I get the same problem using rwinst.exe 1.2.0 with NT 4 (if I click on "an
add on package" it falls over with an access violation). 

> rwinst.exe uses most of the standard system dlls, plus msvcrt.dll.
> pedump will show you exactly. But I suspect the problem is more
> prosaic, in that you have an exceptionally long (or in some other way 
> unusual) PATH.

- This seems to be right. If I reduce my path to a single line then
everything works just fine. If I use the version 1.1.0 rwinst.exe then
everything seems to work also. 

- The original path isn't hugely long, though: 

PATH=C:\WINNT\system32;C:\WINNT;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual
Studio\Common\Tools\WinNT;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual
Studio\Common\MSDev98\Bin;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\
Common\Tools;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\bin;c:\program
files\devstudio\sharedide\bin\ide;c:\program files\de
vstudio\sharedide\bin;c:\program files\devstudio\vc\bin;c:\texmf\miktex\bin;

... is what "caused" a failure. Is that long enough that it should have
overwritten it's allocated space?


... is what worked. 

Hope this is some use.


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