Version information in hhctrl.ocx breaks hhupd.exe

Saulius Krasuckas saulius2 at
Thu Nov 18 03:10:28 CST 2004

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004, Sven Paschukat wrote:
> I have noticed that in the last few days the native hhctrl.ocx doesn't
> installs anymore. Both the automatically installation in Internet
> Explorer and the manually start of Microsofts hhupd.exe fails with the
> message "This computer already has a newer version of HTML Help."
> I found out that integrating version information in the builtin 
> hhctrl.ocx caused this effect. Look into the newest version of 
> wine/dlls/hhctrl.ocx/ and version.rc.
> Is this done wilfully or is it a bug?

Whatever it be, same effect shows up during the install of DCOM98 update,
IMHO.  Easy way to escape from this should be to hide builtin, "newer"
version of this binary.  

It can be done just by setting Wine to use only the native version of
hhctrl.ocx, AFAIK:

$ WINEDLLOVERRIDES="hhctrl.ocx=n" wine ...
$ WINEDLLOVERRIDES="hhctrl=n" wine ...

(cannot remember correct format for the name of the hhtcrl.ocx library ATM)

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