Where does TSNet go on Windows standalone?

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Where does TSNet go on Windows standalone?

Mike Bonner via use-livecode
I’ve created an installer for my desktop app using InnoSetup. I need tsNet, and it’s checked in the Standalone settings in LC 9. When I do the install, somehow the actual tsNet DLL finds itself in a folder called ‘Externals’ within the app’s folder, which itself is within the Windows Program directory. I didn’t deliberately create the Externals folder.

When I launch the app, it can’t find TSNet. If I move TSNet manually out of the Externals folder and into the app's main folder, all goes well.

Obviously I want the app to find TSNet. Where did I go wrong? Did I mess up the Standalone settings, or did I mess up the installer script? There is nothing specific in the LC User Guide.

I have a feeling this used to work.

Can anyone explain?

TIA

Graham



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Re: Where does TSNet go on Windows standalone?

Mike Bonner via use-livecode
I think I have answered my own question - the ‘Externals’ folder is created by the LC Standalone Maker, so it’s Inno Setup that’s the problem. The issue is that the Wizard which I’ve always used to create installers with Inno Setup lacks an option to specify a folder (in our case ‘Externals' within the program directory to put DLLs etc in; but it can be done by editing the script directly. Probably nobody else wants to know the detail, but if the do, just ask.

Graham

> On 13 Apr 2018, at 23:25, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I’ve created an installer for my desktop app using InnoSetup. I need tsNet, and it’s checked in the Standalone settings in LC 9. When I do the install, somehow the actual tsNet DLL finds itself in a folder called ‘Externals’ within the app’s folder, which itself is within the Windows Program directory. I didn’t deliberately create the Externals folder.
>
> When I launch the app, it can’t find TSNet. If I move TSNet manually out of the Externals folder and into the app's main folder, all goes well.
>
> Obviously I want the app to find TSNet. Where did I go wrong? Did I mess up the Standalone settings, or did I mess up the installer script? There is nothing specific in the LC User Guide.
>
> I have a feeling this used to work.
>
> Can anyone explain?
>
> TIA
>
> Graham
>
>
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Mike Bonner via use-livecode
Hi Graham,
that's strange. I am using also InnoSetup and my standalone also uses tsnet. But in my case the tsnet.dll is located in the Externals folder of the standalone as all other dlls are and works fine. I have an Externals folder with all dlls in the source dir for inno and inno keeps it as an Externals folder in the standalone.
Tiemo


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I think I have answered my own question - the ‘Externals’ folder is created by the LC Standalone Maker, so it’s Inno Setup that’s the problem. The issue is that the Wizard which I’ve always used to create installers with Inno Setup lacks an option to specify a folder (in our case ‘Externals' within the program directory to put DLLs etc in; but it can be done by editing the script directly. Probably nobody else wants to know the detail, but if the do, just ask.

Graham

> On 13 Apr 2018, at 23:25, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I’ve created an installer for my desktop app using InnoSetup. I need tsNet, and it’s checked in the Standalone settings in LC 9. When I do the install, somehow the actual tsNet DLL finds itself in a folder called ‘Externals’ within the app’s folder, which itself is within the Windows Program directory. I didn’t deliberately create the Externals folder.
>
> When I launch the app, it can’t find TSNet. If I move TSNet manually out of the Externals folder and into the app's main folder, all goes well.
>
> Obviously I want the app to find TSNet. Where did I go wrong? Did I mess up the Standalone settings, or did I mess up the installer script? There is nothing specific in the LC User Guide.
>
> I have a feeling this used to work.
>
> Can anyone explain?
>
> TIA
>
> Graham
>
>
>
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Re: Where does TSNet go on Windows standalone?

Mike Bonner via use-livecode
That is indeed strange. Did you use the Inno Setup Wizard to create your installer? I could not see an option to include the whole Externals folder. I suppose I missed it. Since then I have tried Matthias Rebbe’s InstaMaker, which uses Inno Setup, and that does include the Externals folder with its contents.

I expect I did something wrong, but I have not yet found out what.

Graham

> On 16 Apr 2018, at 13:30, Tiemo Hollmann TB via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi Graham,
> that's strange. I am using also InnoSetup and my standalone also uses tsnet. But in my case the tsnet.dll is located in the Externals folder of the standalone as all other dlls are and works fine. I have an Externals folder with all dlls in the source dir for inno and inno keeps it as an Externals folder in the standalone.
> Tiemo
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-livecode [mailto:[hidden email]] Im Auftrag von Graham Samuel via use-livecode
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. April 2018 12:29
> An: How to use LiveCode <[hidden email]>
> Cc: Graham Samuel <[hidden email]>
> Betreff: Re: Where does TSNet go on Windows standalone?
>
> I think I have answered my own question - the ‘Externals’ folder is created by the LC Standalone Maker, so it’s Inno Setup that’s the problem. The issue is that the Wizard which I’ve always used to create installers with Inno Setup lacks an option to specify a folder (in our case ‘Externals' within the program directory to put DLLs etc in; but it can be done by editing the script directly. Probably nobody else wants to know the detail, but if the do, just ask.
>
> Graham
>
>> On 13 Apr 2018, at 23:25, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I’ve created an installer for my desktop app using InnoSetup. I need tsNet, and it’s checked in the Standalone settings in LC 9. When I do the install, somehow the actual tsNet DLL finds itself in a folder called ‘Externals’ within the app’s folder, which itself is within the Windows Program directory. I didn’t deliberately create the Externals folder.
>>
>> When I launch the app, it can’t find TSNet. If I move TSNet manually out of the Externals folder and into the app's main folder, all goes well.
>>
>> Obviously I want the app to find TSNet. Where did I go wrong? Did I mess up the Standalone settings, or did I mess up the installer script? There is nothing specific in the LC User Guide.
>>
>> I have a feeling this used to work.
>>
>> Can anyone explain?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Graham
>>
>>
>>
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