winzip 9 doesn't run under wine :-(

Dan Kegel dank at
Sun Nov 7 17:54:06 CST 2004

Hans Leidekker wrote:
> On Sunday 7 November 2004 14:12, Dan Kegel wrote:
>>While putting together a tutorial on how to contribute
>>test cases to Wine (,
>>I noticed that the current version 9 of WinZip
>>doesn't install under vanilla Wine; it aborts with
> I noticed that the WinZip installer actually fails because it can't
> retrieve version information from hhctrl.ocx. This patch adds version
> information and voila, WinZip installs. You still can't use HTML help
> though unless you install Internet Explorer or use a native hhctrl.ocx
> + Mozilla ActiveX control.

Hey, that fixed that problem!  Can you submit that patch to wine-patches,
or is it not ready?

But winzip 9 still doesn't install, at least with default settings;
now the wrong value for default destination comes up in the installation
dialog box, "%SystemDrive%\Program Files\WinZip".  Seems like
some environment variable isn't being expanded somewhere?

And even if you put in C: instead of %SystemDrive%, installation
goes a little further, but fails with
"WinZip internal error in file install.c line 930".
Here's the log it created:

WinZip Error Report Log

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the problem, and whether it occurs always or sometimes after these
steps are followed.

Thank you

WinZip internal error in file install.c line 930

about:      004046a5
output_context_info: 0041ee08

WZDLL: unzip():      20032100
IBSDLL: IBSIsDownload():      00000000
Return address = 004203d5
Return address = 004473c0
Return address = 00480865
Return address = 004811cd
Return address = 0048121d
Return address = 004a8362
Return address = 4037dd85
Return address = 4001c59d

Windows 98 4.10 build 2222  A
Current date/time: 11/7/2004  3:52 PM
WinZip(R) 9.0 SR-1 (6224)  compiled: Aug 11 2004
Module name = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
Command line: "C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" /installS /f:"Z:\home\dank\demo\build\winzip90.exe"
User Interface Selected: Classic
Memory in use = 28%
Total physical memory = 416268 Kbytes
Physical memory available = 204360 Kbytes
Total virtual memory = 2097087 Kbytes
Virtual memory available = 2097023 Kbytes
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- Dan

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