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Forum: NSIS Discussion 25th October 2011, 19:43
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Since it occurs on machines with and w/o...

Since it occurs on machines with and w/o antivirus software I am dismissing that possibility. As to indexing...perhaps there is a command that can be invoked from within NSIS to turn off indexing,...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 25th October 2011, 17:18
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Sorry...I misunderstood. Actually the Windows 7...

Sorry...I misunderstood. Actually the Windows 7 Laptop I just tested this on, obtaining the failure after about 15 consecutive runs of the installer, was right out of the box and had no antivirus...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 25th October 2011, 15:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Ill file a report in the bug tracker, once I find...

Ill file a report in the bug tracker, once I find where that is..perhaps you have a link?

No it's not a virus issue, I just reproduced it on a new W7 laptop fresh out of the box. The occurrence...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 25th October 2011, 02:47
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
No it is not for any particular file, rather it...

No it is not for any particular file, rather it can be apparently any file that at that point is being allocated or written. Some that it has failed on are needed exe's for example. With 'sleep...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 24th October 2011, 23:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Since it is occurring at multiple places in my...

Since it is occurring at multiple places in my installer and for multiple files it would do not good to pick just one file. The filename can be any one of the potentially hundreds in the folders I...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 24th October 2011, 22:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
RMdir /r followed by File /r generating random i/o errors

I have found that the following code:
RMDir /r "$INSTDIR\Documents"
SetOverwrite ON
File /r "..\BPQ32\Files\Documents"
will generate random i/o failures thus:

Error opening file for writing...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 14th October 2011, 18:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
I wasn't aware of the online docs at SourceForge,...

I wasn't aware of the online docs at SourceForge, that will help. However what would be better would be a means of searching them with a single command. For example a flat form of the docs. There...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 14th October 2011, 18:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Thanks...that works. I should have been able to...

Thanks...that works. I should have been able to find this myself. Part of the problem is that I search the documents using the NSIS menu which itself calls up Microsoft's atrocious Help system. ...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 14th October 2011, 16:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Inserting a timed delay

I need to cause the installer at runtime to pause for a specific length of time,at the spot in the code where I insert it, 1 second might do it, and then resume. Ideally this would give no...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th October 2011, 15:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
I use the following code to check that I have...

I use the following code to check that I have admin rights

userInfo::getAccountType ;This gets the account type and puts it in the stack
pop $0
${If} $0 == "Admin"
!ifdef...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 13th October 2011, 02:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
OK, copy files was not the right term. The...

OK, copy files was not the right term. The 'File' command does extract and place files in my instance in the INSTDIR folder and "..\BPQ32\Files\filename" does place the given file name where I want...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 12th October 2011, 23:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Using File instruction to copy entire folders

I am successfully copying individual files to my INSTDIR using:

SectionIn RO
SetOutPath "$INSTDIR" ;The 'program files' will go in this location
SetOverwrite ON ;Overwrite existing files.
File...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 27th September 2011, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
CopyFiles [size_of_files_in-kb] meaning

Does the [size_of_files_in-kb] param to CopyFiles mean the total number of KB that this instruction will copy for potentially multiple folders and files is limited for this instance to that number as...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 12th September 2011, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Actually with Vista and Windows 7 making it...

Actually with Vista and Windows 7 making it typical to install program files and application data in $INSTDIR and $APPDATA (or similar) it would be useful to have MUI_PAGE_DIRECTORY to offer the...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 12th September 2011, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 2,095
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
I would use this in conjunction with...

I would use this in conjunction with MUI_PAGE_DIRECTORY. But after the user entered something that I would use ExpandEnvStrings to process I would need to reissue that page with the expanded strings...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 11th September 2011, 17:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
MUI_UNPAGE_CONFIRM folder variable?

Because my installer has installed program components to INSTDIR and application data to APPDATA I would like to issue a second Uninstaller Confirm page, the second with APPDATA, actually $MyAppData,...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 10th September 2011, 17:38
Replies: 4
Views: 2,095
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
To clarify. I would like to offer the user the...

To clarify. I would like to offer the user the opportunity to enter a symbolic path, such as %appdata%\"something".
Forum: NSIS Discussion 10th September 2011, 17:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,095
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
MUI_DIRECTORYPAGE symbolic path entry?

Using MUI_DIRECTORYPAGE_VARIABLE the user is offered an opportunity to enter an alternative path to the offered 'variable'.

I issue this page twice, the first for the location to install program...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 10th September 2011, 15:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Thank you...it is exactly what I needed. Here is...

Thank you...it is exactly what I needed. Here is a snippet of code that I am using:

ClearErrors
${If} ${FileExists} "$0\*.*" ;Folder $0 exists
CreateDirectory $INSTDIR
CopyFiles /SILENT...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 9th September 2011, 05:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Copy an existing folder to a new location

I need my installer to move an existing folder on the target system to a new location on the same system. All contents including subfolders must be moved.

I believe I could do:

ExecWait...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 25th August 2011, 17:13
Replies: 1
Views: 1,263
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
Moving a block of registry data at once

I have the need to move the group of registry information at:

HKLM\Software\G8BPQ\BPQ32 to HKCU\Software\G8BPQ\BPQ32 with a single command or routine. Somewhat similar to the file command with...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 24th August 2011, 15:10
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
How far back does that go? XP, W2K, or is this...

How far back does that go? XP, W2K, or is this just Vista and later?
Forum: NSIS Discussion 23rd August 2011, 20:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
I am using the following code to install a DLL: ...

I am using the following code to install a DLL:

!insertmacro InstallLib DLL SHARED REBOOT_PROTECTED "..\BPQ32\Files\BPQ32.dll" $SYSDIR\BPQ32.dll $SYSDIR

Is it safe to say that the user who is...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 22nd August 2011, 19:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
That was kind of ugly...here is the actual code I...

That was kind of ugly...here is the actual code I am using to do the test:

userInfo::getAccountType Check to see if we have gained administrative priv.
pop $0
${If} $0 == "Admin"
...
Forum: NSIS Discussion 22nd August 2011, 18:19
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ron.Stordahl
I already had "requestexecutionlevel admin". ...

I already had "requestexecutionlevel admin".

I added the following in .onInit:

# call userInfo plugin to get user info. The plugin puts the result in the stack
userInfo::getAccountType
...
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