Anyone know how to produce a win16 pkzip self-extractor?
dank at kegel.com
Mon Dec 24 11:13:10 CST 2007
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I wanted to create a 16 bit self-extracting archive.
So I downloaded
and followed the instructions in Help for creating a windows self-extractor.
Sadly, 'file' on the resulting .exe says it's just a zip file.
The help file says you can convert a .zip to a .exe
using File / Convert, but that crashes with
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0xffffffff in 16-bit
deep inside pkzip.
So I tried the 32 bit version, which according to
do it cross-platform.
But when I tried
wine PKZIP25.EXE -add -sfx=win16 test *.TXT
PKZIP: (E5) Unknown or illegal sub-option - sfx=win16
which, I think, means you have to be using a registered copy
to do cross-platform self-extractors.
I also tried the DOS version, and that just hung (grumble).
Anyone figured out a way to do this yet?
I filed a bug for a console problem related to pkzip,
but not the crash yet.
Perhaps the failure to create a real self-extractor
is another bug, I haven't tried on windows xp yet.
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