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[REBOL] flavors & versions... Re:

From: rebol:techscribe at: 20-Sep-2000 10:13

Hi Pete, 1. Upgrading Command: I suspect the REBOL/Command uses an umodified /Core upgrade function (bug!). That upgrade function (because its unmodified) does the same thing it would do if it was evaluated under /Core. It downloads the latest /Core archive. Keep in mind that /Command is an experimental version. To upgrade it go to and download the latest version. 2. Upgrading /Core: Which /Core version are you currently using? Does there exist a newer stable version, or are you trying to upgrade from/to an experimental version? If that is the case use the above url as well. 3. View: When /View is installed it attempts to write a copy of the /View executable to the target directory. If that target directory is identical to the directory from which you launched /View, then /View will not be able to overwrite itself (MS Windows stops it from doing that). You must unpack /View to a different (for instance temp) directory, and install it from there. If launched from a different directory /View will successfully overwrite the old version of /View it finds in the target directory. (I had a similar problem on my Win95 machine and solved it by unpacking /View to a different directory). Hope this helps. At 12:03 PM 9/20/00 -0400, you wrote:
>flavors & versions... >Hiall - > >OK, now I'm really losing it. Here's the way I have things set up on my
NTWS4.0 machine:
>E: >\Program Files >\_Rebol >\Command >\Core >\View > >I install Command, and "upgrade". A zipfile called "" is
written into \Command. I open and extract. Command is over-written by Core. Luckily, I still have the the original installer "".
>I install Core, and "upgrade". I get a message that I'm using an unknown
version of Rebol.
>I install View, switch to console, and "upgrade". An exe is written into
\View. I run it, expecting View to open, but find that it is an installer. I change the Install path to /e/program files/_rebol/view, click "Install", and get a message that /e/program files/_rebol/view/rebol.exe cannot be overwritten.
> >HUH? I asked this before, but got conflicting answers: can I put all three
EXEs into the same folder, but call them command.exe, core.exe and view.exe?
>Are there differences in the supporting files that would make this
impossible? How are other people dealing with the bountiful and myriad flavors and versions of Rebol? I'm not, so far!
>-- >Pete Wason|"LWATPLOTG"|[zoon--stumpworld--c]|[mrzoon--hynoom--c]|CUCUG|TA|PHX >
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