[Ifeffit] updating Athena in Windows 7

Monson, Todd tmonson at sandia.gov
Fri Aug 13 22:48:29 CDT 2010

My difficulty in updating Athena was indeed a permissions problem.  After following Laurent's suggestions, I was able to edit and save the updater.ini file as well as successfully download and install the updates to Athena while starting up the program.  Thanks for all the help!


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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 07:13:23 -0500
From: Matt Newville <newville at cars.uchicago.edu>
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Subject: Re: [Ifeffit] updating Athena in Windows 7 (Matt Newville)
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Hi Todd,

That sounds like a permissions problem to me.  Some account needs to be able to write to that file....

If updating the updater.ini file is not working,  and Laurent's suggestions don't let you edit that file, you could also try downloading and installing the update zip files by hand.  This is a bit more work (compared to editing updater.ini!), but the description at
guides you through it.

Hope that helps,



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