ppviewer.exe MSI failure (PowerPoint 2k3): HowTo assemble a lynch mob?

Ben Hodgetts (Enverex) ben at atomnet.co.uk
Tue Jan 2 18:49:46 CST 2007

James Hawkins wrote:
> On 1/1/07, Andreas Mohr <andi at rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=428D5727-43AB-4F24-90B7-A94784AF71A4&displaylang=en 
>> failed to install with some nice MSI failures when I tried it last 
>> week on a current
>> Wine version (Ubuntu package 0.9.28, I think).
>> Does that mean that I'm entitled to assemble a capable lynch mob for 
>> the guys
>> who were supposed to fix any and all MSI installer issues at 
>> CodeWeavers? ;)
>> IMHO ppviewer.exe is important since those people who receive some 
>> scripted
>> PowerPoint file (yes, that's even some "games"!) won't have much luck 
>> with
>> OpenOffice Impress, so they're fully dependant on getting 
>> ppviewer.exe to work.
> This installer works fine for me with git wine.

It is probably the "-2140172307" bug 
(http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6998 - Tested by me and Vitaliy) 
doing it. Basically it started happening after 0.9.27 to newer 
installshield apps. They simply stop installing without error but it 
wasn't always and was at a random point (then patches after .28 caused 
it to give a crazy error message and now a patch has been submitted to 
fix it). The errors seen in the terminal were normal, you tend to get a 
lot when installing things but they are rarely critical.


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