Problem with office Installer and filename resoloution.
bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Sat May 1 09:26:16 CDT 2004
>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Davison <mjd77 at hermes.cam.ac.uk> 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 elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Institut fuer Kernphysik Schlossgartenstrasse 9 64289 Darmstadt
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