Installshield 6 crash: ole trouble

Mike Hearn m.hearn at
Tue Jan 21 03:43:29 CST 2003

Would this be fixed by the work that's being done on Wines RPC

Why exactly does an installer require such complex parts of OLE anyway?
That seems like overkill for a self-extracting exe to me.

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 03:39, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Bobby Bingham wrote:
> > IIRC, InstallShield 6 can work if you copy stdole32.tlb from a real 
> > windows to wine's system directory.  
> Yep, copying just that one file made things get a lot further!
> After futzing around for half an hour, I finally convinced our
> app to install.  There appear to be a lot of rough edges
> here; I had to turn on ole logging and run just the extracted
> setup.exe (not the package-for-the-web wrapper) to get
> things to work, and even then, I had to move the big background
> window around, etc.  Also, if things failed for any reason,
> I had to kill leftover wine processes, or the next run would fail.
> Still, this is progress!
> I'd like to help get wine to the point where it can run
> this stuff cleanly.  I suppose the inability to run the
> package-for-the-web wrapper is the worst problem... I'll
> try to track that down and provide more details.
> Thanks!
> - Dan
Mike Hearn <m.hearn at>
QinetiQ - Malvern Technology Center

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