[OT, maybe] Another deployment issue - uninstallation (Windows)

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[OT, maybe] Another deployment issue - uninstallation (Windows)

dunbarx via use-livecode
I find that sometimes when I try to delete a standalone installed on a Windows machine, the Control Panel reports that it couldn’t get rid of everything. If one looks in the \Programs directory, sure enough an old version of the app is still there, and there may be old install files in the \Downloads folder too. What I guess is needed is an actual Uninstall program invoked via the Control Panel - I think LC itself has this.

Can anyone say how this can be accomplished?

TIA yet again

Graham
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Re: [OT, maybe] Another deployment issue - uninstallation (Windows)

dunbarx via use-livecode
You are on the right track. An installer system registers everything that needs to be removed during an uninstall with the Windows system.  I myself am not familiar with the different ways of doing this, but I know sometimes there is an Uninstaller application installed with the app. In these cases you must use the Uninstaller app in leiu of the Programs and Features method.

I know that if you delete an application folder or registry entries and an uninstaller is expecting them to be there, you may get those kinds of errors. About the only thing you can do is reinstall the software, then use the uninstaller to get rid of it. If that fails, the installer is somehow misconfigured. Cerain Anti-Virus products come to mind.

Bob S


> On Apr 4, 2018, at 14:42 , Graham Samuel via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I find that sometimes when I try to delete a standalone installed on a Windows machine, the Control Panel reports that it couldn’t get rid of everything. If one looks in the \Programs directory, sure enough an old version of the app is still there, and there may be old install files in the \Downloads folder too. What I guess is needed is an actual Uninstall program invoked via the Control Panel - I think LC itself has this.
>
> Can anyone say how this can be accomplished?
>
> TIA yet again
>
> Graham
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Standalone Settings Frustration

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Folks:
I am on livecode 9.0.0 app, Mac 10.13.3. I have a splash stack and several stacks that it loads.

I have one stack I originally named “MAP Display”. I was having troubles making a standalone, as the file seemed to not be found. So, I figured maybe it doesn’t like blanks in the stack name. So, I changed the stack name in as many places as I could find, to “MAPDisplay”.  When I do: “put the short name of this stack”, I get “MAPDisplay”, no blanks. However, in the stackfiles of the splash app, the name with the blank in it keeps returning. Very frustrating. Somehow the splash stack is keeping and refusing to part with the name with the blank.

This is the line containing the blank.
MAP Display,resources/datastacks/MAPDisplay.livecode

I’ve done “set the stackfiles of stack mySplashStackName to “” and added back in the files. Yet, the name keeps reappearing with the blank.

What the heck?

Bill



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Re: Standalone Settings Frustration

dunbarx via use-livecode
Never mind:
I fiddled enough so that the splash stack finally let go of the old name with the blank line.
Bill


> On Apr 4, 2018, at 5:19 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Folks:
> I am on livecode 9.0.0 app, Mac 10.13.3. I have a splash stack and several stacks that it loads.
>
> I have one stack I originally named “MAP Display”. I was having troubles making a standalone, as the file seemed to not be found. So, I figured maybe it doesn’t like blanks in the stack name. So, I changed the stack name in as many places as I could find, to “MAPDisplay”.  When I do: “put the short name of this stack”, I get “MAPDisplay”, no blanks. However, in the stackfiles of the splash app, the name with the blank in it keeps returning. Very frustrating. Somehow the splash stack is keeping and refusing to part with the name with the blank.
>
> This is the line containing the blank.
> MAP Display,resources/datastacks/MAPDisplay.livecode
>
> I’ve done “set the stackfiles of stack mySplashStackName to “” and added back in the files. Yet, the name keeps reappearing with the blank.
>
> What the heck?
>
> Bill
>
>
>
> William A. Prothero
> http://earthlearningsolutions.org
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Re: Standalone Settings Frustration

dunbarx via use-livecode
Just a guess, but if it happens again, I'd look at "the filename of stack
<stackname> and if its not what you want, change it. ( I can think of
another few possible ways that it might be forced to change, but this would
probably be the easiest)

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 6:22 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Never mind:
> I fiddled enough so that the splash stack finally let go of the old name
> with the blank line.
> Bill
>
>
> > On Apr 4, 2018, at 5:19 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > Folks:
> > I am on livecode 9.0.0 app, Mac 10.13.3. I have a splash stack and
> several stacks that it loads.
> >
> > I have one stack I originally named “MAP Display”. I was having troubles
> making a standalone, as the file seemed to not be found. So, I figured
> maybe it doesn’t like blanks in the stack name. So, I changed the stack
> name in as many places as I could find, to “MAPDisplay”.  When I do: “put
> the short name of this stack”, I get “MAPDisplay”, no blanks. However, in
> the stackfiles of the splash app, the name with the blank in it keeps
> returning. Very frustrating. Somehow the splash stack is keeping and
> refusing to part with the name with the blank.
> >
> > This is the line containing the blank.
> > MAP Display,resources/datastacks/MAPDisplay.livecode
> >
> > I’ve done “set the stackfiles of stack mySplashStackName to “” and added
> back in the files. Yet, the name keeps reappearing with the blank.
> >
> > What the heck?
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> >
> > William A. Prothero
> > http://earthlearningsolutions.org
> >
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Re: Standalone Settings Frustration

dunbarx via use-livecode
What I did was delete the line from the “stacks” list in the Standalone settings panel, closed the panel, then added it back. The filename was ok. Anyway, I got it fixed, but it was frustrating.
Bill


> On Apr 4, 2018, at 5:32 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Just a guess, but if it happens again, I'd look at "the filename of stack
> <stackname> and if its not what you want, change it. ( I can think of
> another few possible ways that it might be forced to change, but this would
> probably be the easiest)
>
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 6:22 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Never mind:
>> I fiddled enough so that the splash stack finally let go of the old name
>> with the blank line.
>> Bill
>>
>>
>>> On Apr 4, 2018, at 5:19 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode <
>> [hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Folks:
>>> I am on livecode 9.0.0 app, Mac 10.13.3. I have a splash stack and
>> several stacks that it loads.
>>>
>>> I have one stack I originally named “MAP Display”. I was having troubles
>> making a standalone, as the file seemed to not be found. So, I figured
>> maybe it doesn’t like blanks in the stack name. So, I changed the stack
>> name in as many places as I could find, to “MAPDisplay”.  When I do: “put
>> the short name of this stack”, I get “MAPDisplay”, no blanks. However, in
>> the stackfiles of the splash app, the name with the blank in it keeps
>> returning. Very frustrating. Somehow the splash stack is keeping and
>> refusing to part with the name with the blank.
>>>
>>> This is the line containing the blank.
>>> MAP Display,resources/datastacks/MAPDisplay.livecode
>>>
>>> I’ve done “set the stackfiles of stack mySplashStackName to “” and added
>> back in the files. Yet, the name keeps reappearing with the blank.
>>>
>>> What the heck?
>>>
>>> Bill
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> William A. Prothero
>>> http://earthlearningsolutions.org
>>>
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