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Re: [Bug-XBoard] Winboard installer problem

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Winboard installer problem
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 11:26:12 -0800

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 10:57:27 -0500, "Bill Oatman" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I am trying to install the latest winboard (winboard-4_2_7a.exe) and it is
> generating an error.  It 'inflates', the setup startup dialog box opens,
> then a error dialog box pops up with the text 'Setup is unable to run a
> program needed to proceed with the installation.  Restart your system and
> try again.  Error 105.  I am running XP home with all the latest updates.

I've seen that InstallShield error with winboard-4_2_7.exe, but not
4_2_7a -- working around it is specifically the reason that I released
4_2_7a.  Could you please check what your Windows TMP and TEMP
environment variables are set to?  Also, after 4_2_7a self-extracts and
fails to install, if you go to the wb-setup directory that it created
and run setup.exe by hand (double-clicking on it is fine), does that

> So I grabbed the source and tried to build with Visual Studio .NET (VC7) and
> got a compile error, and an error out of something called 'flex'.  I will
> try it again on another box later that has VC6 installed.
> The compile error was:

> c:\winbrdsrc\xboard-4.2.7\winboard\winboard.c(1633): error C2039: 'wEffects'
> : is not a member of '_DCB'  which I fixed by commenting out line 1633
> (dcb.wReserved = 0;).

Thanks.  I'm moving to gcc (that is, the cygwin toolset), so I don't
care much about MSVC7, but maybe others will.

> The 'flex' error is:
> winboard fatal error U1077: 'flex' : return code '0x1'

Do you have flex on your system and in your search path?  It doesn't
come with MSVC.

Tim Mann  address@hidden  http://tim-mann.org/

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