MAKEMSI quickly and reliably creates MSI files in a non-programmatic way
Have your say! Join the MAKEMSI discussion list or view archive! Suggest improvements. No question too simple or too complex.
[Bottom][Contents][Prev]: PATH Completely Cleared![Next]: Pending Restart Bugs
Have your say! Join the MAKEMSI discussion list or view archive! Suggest improvements. No question too simple or too complex.
\->Troubleshooting->Bugs, Features and Issues (NON-MAKEMSI)->PATH Update Flakey in WIN95/98

BUG: PATH Update Flakey in WIN95/98

Windows Installer (even 2.0+) has a bug in updating "autoexec.bat" in Windows 95, 98 (and probably ME), you should ensure the value either contains no spaces (hard) or is surrounded by double quotes. I have seen this happen where "autoexec.bat contains a line such as "@PATH=blah..." (invalid syntax if the line contains spaces).

An example follows:

<$Component "ENVIRONMENT_AND_REGISTRY" Create="Y" Directory_="INSTALLDIR">
   <$Path '"[INSTALLDIR]"'>
<$/Component>


Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.Please email me any feedback, additional information or corrections.
See this page online (look for updates)

[Top][Contents][Prev]: PATH Completely Cleared![Next]: Pending Restart Bugs


MAKEMSI© is (C)opyright Dennis Bareis 2003-2008 (All rights reserved).
Sunday February 28 2016 at 3:45pm
Visit MAKEMSI's Home Page
Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.