patch for bz 6855

Neil Marko nmarko at
Sun Jan 7 16:42:56 CST 2007

Hi all:

Sorry that this is not in GIT format.  I do not have the time to learn 
this.  I just wanted to get Off2K installed on 9.2.28.

My determination of this bug is that around version 9.2.20 or so, 
dlls/msi/files.c was rewritten.  This bug seems to come from that.  In 
the routine ACTION_InstallFiles, there is a loop of all the file 
objects.  The first few steps of that loop attempt to detect a media 
change.  That ultimately causes a call to load_media_info.  The select 
statement in load_media_info has a where clause where table column  
LastSequence is greater than the value of the current file.  The problem 
I detected is that what is selected in the first pass through the loop 
is the media for the next sequence (COMCTL.OCX) and not the current 
file.  When a successful select occurs, the value of mi->last_sequence 
is updated from the select row, which is obviously not correct.  When we 
loop eventually to the file structure where we should have a media 
change (COMCTL.OCX), we do not do the media change and then we do not 
extract the compressed file and the install fails.  I solved this by 
simply setting mi->last_sequence to file->Sequence in the loop in 

It is possible that maybe changing the ">=" to a "=" in the select in 
load_media_info might also solve this but I do not have enough knowledge 
about msi to know if that could cause any other problems.  I think we 
would also have to change the error condition so that not reading rows 
there would not cause a failure.  That seemed like a lot more work!

I eventually successfully installed Off2K on 9.2.28 with this.  
(Eventually since I have only an "upgrade" version of Off2K and 
therefore, some of the registry was not setup correctly.  I made it work.)

Hope this helps,

Neil Marko

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