[Bug 7359] New: Vector NTI installer creates a lnk to re-start itself which does not properly reference RUNDLL32.EXE

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Tue Feb 6 19:58:38 CST 2007


           Summary: Vector NTI installer creates a lnk to re-start itself
                    which does not properly reference RUNDLL32.EXE
           Product: Wine
           Version: CVS
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://download.invitrogen.com/evergreen/Vector%20NTI%20
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: wine-kernel
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: mk144210 at bcm.tmc.edu

Sorry to flood with bugs, but there are a bunch in the installer and I thought
I'd document them (although I have a script that installs it just fine). This is
actually a rather strange error, the installer tries to install MS components it
needs (e.g., MDAC) and then creates an MsiExecuter.lnk file in the StartUp area
of the Start Menu so that the installer will restart when the user reboots (of
course wine currently ignores these files, but this may not be true forever).

In any case, the weird thing is that under wine both with wine MSI and native
MSI the link references C:\rundll32.exe which, of course, does not exist. I
looked through the WINEDEBUG=+msi,+relay logs, and it looks like the installer
is looking in the wrong directory for rundll32.exe (in the case of the wine MSI,
it looks in C:\ which is where the CreateProcess in dlls/msi/action.c creates
processes, in native MSI it creates the link in the current directory, which is
also incorrect) and creates the wrong link. However, interestingly, in Windows
98, it actually finds the _right_ directory and links c:\windows\system32.exe. I
will attach the two lnk files and the output of:

grep -A 1000 -B 1000 rundll32 log

where log is the (very large) WINEDEBUG=+msi,+relay log of running wine setup.exe.


p.s. since the path is not correct with both wine MSI and native MSI, and is
only correct on a native Windows system (I tested on 98, on XP it does not need
to install these components as they are already there so it is not testable), so
I am putting the bug in wine-kernel as this is where file finding and such seems
to be. Please correct if it is wrong.

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