[Ifeffit] Re: Ifeffit Digest, Vol 10, Issue 2
newville at cars.uchicago.edu
Fri Dec 5 15:49:34 CST 2003
Thanks for the report.
> One thing I noticed is that the link below does not work on my
> computer. Both Netscape and IE have trouble to find the file. However,
> if the filename removed from the link, the correct directory showed and
> the file can be found there. I am not sure what is wrong but it seems
> the browsers do not like the filename (or something else).
First, sorry, I forgot about a weird translation error on our web
servers. The address
will work. (Really, it's an error that only affects files ending in
.exe _and_ use 'cars.uchicago.edu' instead of 'cars9.uchicago.edu'.
We've been bitten by it before, but I forgot about it).
> Once the file downloaded, and installed, it is relatively
> smooth-going. But I first did that a strange way: I freshly install the
> Iffefit 1.2.4 downloaded Nov. 9th 03. And I run the updater came with
> the version (dated Oct-12, 03). I was told two updates available and I
> decide to go with it. It seems working ok. Athena was launched. Then I
> quit Athena and install the updater-1.1. And it seems messed things up.
> First I noticed the new updater was named updater_old.exe (with a recent
> date). Then when I launched Athena, the old updater run again and did
> the two updates without progress bar. Upon finishing, Athena launched
> fine. Next I quit and tried to relaunch Athena--only found out the Path
> for the '.bat' files were all changed to C:\Program Files\Iffefit
> instead of my installation directory C:\Iffefit. I did not pursue this
> too far believing I was doing it wrong way. I deleted (rather rudely)
> all files in the installation directory and reinstalled Iffefit and then
> installed the new updater before launching any program. Everything is
> fine now and no weird thing happened.
> I would guess no one else will do it my way. But just let you know
> things might go out of control if run in wrong order.
Hmm, I'm not sure you'll be the only one (but I hope so!!). It
should rename the old updater.exe to updater_old.exe, but that it
didn't write the new one is disturbing. Anyone else see this?
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