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Installation Help

 [1/8] from: nath_meyer:hot:mail at: 29-Sep-2003 8:07


Hello, I'm trying to install Rebol/View for windows XP and I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding how the program works. Essentially I accept the license agreement but when prompt for an installation directory, no matter what value I put in there I get the error: ** Access Error: Bad file path: Install/ ** Where: copy-exe ** Near: rebol-exe-path: join form home-dir: to-local-file ** Press enter to quit... It manages to create an actual directory Install, along with a subfolder public, but that's about as far as it goes. If instead of clicking install I click on the window terminate button, it continues along with the installation and brings me to the user properties. After that though it goes to install in HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/ but returns an error. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I spent quite a bit of time setting this up with little to no luck. Can anyone help?

 [2/8] from: weyns:online:no at: 29-Sep-2003 16:09


----- Original Message ----- From: "Nath" <[nath_meyer--hotmail--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: 29. september 2003 14:07 Subject: [REBOL] Installation Help
> Hello, > I'm trying to install Rebol/View for windows XP and I'm having a bit of
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> It manages to create an actual directory Install, along with a subfolder > public, but that's about as far as it goes. If instead of clicking
install
> I click on the window terminate button, it continues along with the > installation and brings me to the user properties. After that though it > goes to install in HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/ but returns an error. I don't
know
> what I'm doing wrong. I spent quite a bit of time setting this up with > little to no luck. Can anyone help?
I am a Rebol newbie so I can't help. All I can say is that I just today installed Rebol/View on my XP Pro without any problems at all. I removed it and re-installed it just to go through the motions again and experienced no problems. Perhaps you need to log in as administrator if you are not alllready? Hope you'll get it to work because this is great fun! Conrad Weyns.

 [3/8] from: philb:upnaway at: 29-Sep-2003 22:19


Hi, Which version of Rebol are you setting up. 1.2.8 sohuld go in smoothly. 1.2.10 does not need an instal (but has a few things that are not set .... view desktop doesnt function, the browser path isnt set .... but sound is enabled). Are you installing into the same directory that the executable is in? If so dont, create a temporary directory, run the executable from there to create the installed version of View. As I remeber I didnt have any problems getting 1.2.8 going when I installed XP a few months ago .... If you are still having problems get back to this list .... there are lots of helpfull people here. Cheers Phil === Original Message === Hello, I'm trying to install Rebol/View for windows XP and I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding how the program works. Essentially I accept the license agreement but when prompt for an installation directory, no matter what value I put in there I get the error: ** Access Error: Bad file path: Install/ ** Where: copy-exe ** Near: rebol-exe-path: join form home-dir: to-local-file ** Press enter to quit... It manages to create an actual directory Install, along with a subfolder public, but that's about as far as it goes. If instead of clicking install I click on the window terminate button, it continues along with the installation and brings me to the user properties. After that though it goes to install in HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/ but returns an error. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I spent quite a bit of time setting this up with little to no luck. Can anyone help?

 [4/8] from: nath_meyer:hotma:il at: 29-Sep-2003 10:46


Thanks for the replies thus far. For starters, I am on the admin account, so I shouldn't be locked out of installing files. Secondly, I downloaded the view-pro031.zip file and am using that to install it. The website says its version 1.2.1.3.1. Still haven't been able to figure out what I could be doing wrong. ----- Original Message ----- From: <[philb--upnaway--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 10:19 AM Subject: [REBOL] Installation Help
> Hi, > > Which version of Rebol are you setting up. > > 1.2.8 sohuld go in smoothly. > 1.2.10 does not need an instal (but has a few things that are not set ....
view desktop doesnt function, the browser path isnt set .... but sound is enabled).
> Are you installing into the same directory that the executable is in? If
so dont, create a temporary directory, run the executable from there to create the installed version of View.

 [5/8] from: greggirwin:mindspring at: 29-Sep-2003 9:36


Hi Nath, I've never heard of anyone having install problems under Windows, so I'm guessing it's something about your particular setup. Do you have any anti-virus software running? Any other system utilities that might be interacting with disk access in any way? Is this a clean XP install or an upgrade? FAT or NTFS? (I won't have answers based on all the above, but it might tell us if someone else has a similar setup that's listening in) -- Gregg

 [6/8] from: philb:upnaway at: 29-Sep-2003 23:40


Hi Nath, Can you take us through what you are doing 1 step at a time. 1.2.1 is the latet non-beta release, but I would recomend 1.25 or 1.2.8 even though these are beta releases they are stable enough for most purposes. (Though I cant think off the top of me head where the latest beta's are). Still 1.2.1 should install just fine. Cheers Phil === Original Message === Thanks for the replies thus far. For starters, I am on the admin account, so I shouldn't be locked out of installing files. Secondly, I downloaded the view-pro031.zip file and am using that to install it. The website says its version 1.2.1.3.1. Still haven't been able to figure out what I could be doing wrong. ----- Original Message ----- From: <[philb--upnaway--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 10:19 AM Subject: [REBOL] Installation Help
> Hi, > > Which version of Rebol are you setting up. > > 1.2.8 sohuld go in smoothly. > 1.2.10 does not need an instal (but has a few things that are not set ....
view desktop doesnt function, the browser path isnt set .... but sound is enabled).
> Are you installing into the same directory that the executable is in? If
so dont, create a temporary directory, run the executable from there to create the installed version of View.

 [7/8] from: cyphre:seznam:cz at: 29-Sep-2003 17:40


Hi Nath, Firstly I would like to welcome you here among other Rebolers! (I didn't thought you will geve even a try to download and install Rebol after my long email full of nice words about Rebol:-)) Anyway, your problems are very strange. I have installed Rebol/View on many Systems without problems. Please try to download the ltest experimental version(View 1.2.8) from here: http://www.sweb.cz/fractalus/view1208031.zip Maybe few hints come to my mind: -don't use same directory for install as the dir from you are running the rebol.exe file as the installer just copy the same exe file so there could be a problem with overwriting the file(installer) you are running -try to install it to the default path offered by installer (this should work for 100% IMO) regards, Cyphre

 [8/8] from: nath_meyer::hotmail::com at: 29-Sep-2003 14:47


Ahh, I found the problem. Apparently there was an environment variable Home which had the value "HOMEDRIVE% %HOMEPATH%", this was causing conflict with Rebol somehow. I deleted the entry and it installed perfectly. Now its time to have some fun with this language =) Thanks again all, Nate

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