[Bug 29436] New: Carbonite: does not install

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Sun Dec 25 02:39:44 CST 2011


             Bug #: 29436
           Summary: Carbonite: does not install
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.3.35
          Platform: x86-64
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: -unknown
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: jthomas97411 at yahoo.com
    Classification: Unclassified

Simply try to install Carbonite with Wine 1.3.35 and you will encounter this
bug. The bug is that it doesn't install, in fact, the installer fails very
early. Nothing visible happens except for terminal output, which it spews out
seemingly endlessly.

Carbonite not installing is not a new thing to Wine. I have never witnessed any
Wine version successfully install Carbonite. I'm just now writing the bug

Anyone can go to carbonite.com and download a free trial installer, though you
do have to create an account (it's free to make an account) to download it, and
they send you one e-mail. They have not harassed me in any way for giving them
my e-mail address.

lahmbi5678 said:

    This seems like a bug/missing functionality in wine:

    fixme:ole:TLB_ReadTypeLib Header type magic 0x00905a4d not supported.
    err:ole:TLB_ReadTypeLib Loading of typelib
L"Z:\\home\\shjake\\Desktop\\CarboniteSetup-en.exe" failed with error 0

Carbonite is an online backup solution. It backs up files on your computer to a
secure offsite place.

Things potentially relevant to the Wine development team:

* Carbonite's installer is an exe, and this exe file is an archive. Many of the
files in the archive are java files (plain text). You can open the exe with an
archive program and view its contents.

* Carbonite integrates with Windows Explorer (yes, the file browser, not IE).
It puts an icon in the Start Bar that is yellow when getting the backup caught
up with what's actually on the computer and green when the backup is in sync
with what is actually on the computer.
Furthermore, files that are backed up have a green dot by them in Windows
Explorer and files that aren't yet backed up have a yellow dot by them.
Also, Windows Explorer's right-click menu and file properties dialogue are
augmented with Carbonite stuff.

* Carbonite tries to only let you backup what it considers "internal hard
drives." I'm pretty sure it just goes by the controller type the hard drive is
connected to. I'm not spilling any beans by saying that an external hard drive
connected by SATA, just like an internal, is seen by Carbonite as an "internal
hard drive". So, I am speculating, Carbonite must be able to communicate with
hardware to see the connection type of a hard drive (USB, IDE, SATA, whatever).

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