[PP]Install.exe should install the build you specified

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

P3
normal
VERIFIED INVALID
20 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: pmock, Assigned: ssu0262)

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Trunk
x86
Windows NT

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Description

20 years ago
Platform: Win32 on Win98 and WinNT 4.0 (I did not try Win95)
Build: 1999-04-22-17

Problem: The installer program does not install the correct base.zip that is
located in the same directory as the install.exe.  For example todays,
Install.exe from the 1999-04-22-17 directory installs the base.zip from the
/current directory.  This is confusing to QA because,
 a) an un-informed QA engineer will think he is installing the 1999-04-22-17 but
he is actually getting whatever build is in the current directory
 b) it make it harder for QA, especially installer QA, to test a specific build.
 c) if you want to run the Install.exe, you have to check what is in the current
directory which most likely will contain a later build b/c release engineering
builds constantly
 d) it delay testing of the released build.

Sean Su explain the behavior of the Install.exe the last time I had problems
running the install.exe around the M4 time frame.

Work around: You must manually download the base.zip and uncompress the files.

Steps to reproduce problem:
1) Download the install.exe from
   ftp://sweetlou/products/client/seamonkey/windows/32bit/x86/1999-04-22-17
2) Run install.exe
3) Follow the install program
   For me, it installs only the talkback files which Chris Yeh said was in the
   4/23 build.
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Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 1

20 years ago
This is as designed.  However, there is a missing feature that is currently
being worked on to be able to install base.zip if there is one in the local
directory.

Updated

20 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 2

19 years ago
Updating component from Install Wizard to Installer
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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