Problem with office Installer and filename resoloution.

Uwe Bonnes bon at
Sat May 1 09:26:16 CDT 2004

>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Davison <mjd77 at> writes:

    Matthew> The installer fo Office XP i broken in recent CVS. IT returns
    Matthew> an error stating that a file does not exist, when the file in
    Matthew> question blatantly does exist. After further investigation, it
    Matthew> appears that the installer is trying to open "osp.msi " (note
    Matthew> the trailing space) MSDN states that such trailing spaces are
    Matthew> not supported, and it appears that windows simply removes such
    Matthew> spaces when added to a filename. This has been confirmed by
    Matthew> making a copy of the file with a trailing space in linux and
    Matthew> then the installer finds it correctly. I am assuming this has
    Matthew> something to do with the recent changes to the filesystem code,
    Matthew> and am unsure how to fix this myself.

One first step could be to write a test case for the test suite, that shows
the error on wine and works on winXX. Mark it as todo_wine and contribute to
wine-patches. Hopefully someone cares, or you may even find yourself a patch
that gets accepted.

Uwe Bonnes                bon at

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