MYOB 3.5.2 autorun

Anand Kumria wildfire at
Sat Aug 31 10:37:35 CDT 2002

I just tried out MYOB (a popular financial program used widely in
Australia). The autorun program on the CD attempts to start programs
using WinExec as WinExec("whatnews\\whatnews.exe")

Unfortunately the FILE_contains_pathW function belueves that is a full
path which causes (in files/directory.c):

    if (FILE_contains_pathW(name))
        ret = DOSFS_GetFullName( name, TRUE, full_name );
        goto done;

to fail and return an error to WinExec and subsequently not do anything.

The below patch fixes this problem (for me) and lets me install a number
of ancillory programs. Unfortunately MYOB install uses InstallShield6 as
its installer, so I've had no success with the actual program.

Is there a better way to do this patch?


 `` We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think.
 When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never
 leaves. '' -- Buddha, The Dhammapada

--- files/directory.c	Sun Sep  1 01:27:00 2002
+++ files/directory.c	Sun Sep  1 01:26:02 2002
@@ -821,12 +821,11 @@
     /* If the name contains an explicit path, everything's easy */
+    /* But only jump if we successfully found it */
-    if (FILE_contains_pathW(name))
-    {
-        ret = DOSFS_GetFullName( name, TRUE, full_name );
+    if ( FILE_contains_pathW(name) && 
+	  DOSFS_GetFullName(name, TRUE, full_name) )
         goto done;
-    }
     /* Search in the specified path */

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