Novo & Vista
Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:07 AM
This is not specifically a Novo issue and I don't know if this is a problem with SourceBoost, Vista or me!
I have a Pro license for BoostC and have been using it for quite a while and I also tried Novo briefly some time ago.
I recently decided to try Novo more intensively and this has worked fine on my desktop PC running XPpro. For convenience I decided to move the whole SourceBoost package to my laptop running Vista.
I installed a freshly downloaded copy of V6.91 and all seem to be fine at first, registration worked OK and goodies.exe stated that programs had been copied using my orginal Pro license usernames and keys. I tried compiling a few programs and everything seemed to be working correctly.
Before deleting SourceBoost from the desktop PC I checked to see what files I needed to copy over e.g. C projects and custom Novo libraries that I had created. I then noticed that the novo source files was missing from the Novo directory on the laptop. Further investigation showed that the source files in libc were also missing.
It seems that although goodies.exe says it has copied the files it doesn't actually do it! I have tried re-installing from my original CD and various other combinations but no matter what I do goodies.exe does not work although it says that everything has been successfully copied.
I could obviously copy the current source files from the desktop PC but when there is a new version of SourceBoost these are likely to change so I would have to re-install SourceBoost on the desktop again. I have now uninstalled everything from the laptop but would still like to do the transfer eventually. Perhaps I need to clean out the registry as well.
Before wasting any more time on this has anybody who has a Pro license and is running Vista managed to copy the Novo and libc source files using goodies.exe or is this a known problem?
Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:43 AM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:12 AM
Intergally goodies use plain windows file API to store unpacked files. The only problem under Vista I can think of is when you run goodies as a user that does not have administrator privileges. For such users all directories in program files folder are write protected and goodies won't be able to write files there. The solution is to run goodies being logged in as administrator.
Shortly after asking this question in January I moved it to Bug Reports and then as often happens I solved it myself - see reply on 17th Jan.
You are right of course it does need administrator priviliges but what confused me was that goodies.exe ran without producing any error message e.g. cannot write, file read only or something along those lines.
Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:46 PM
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