Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:14 PM
Any Help Please.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:37 PM
Any Help Please.
I am experiencing the same problem. Was there ever a solution to this? I have the latest apup files. I placed them in the same directory where autopatcher resides. "C:\Program Files\Autopatcher" and ran it. It appears to have retrieved everything ok. (It took a while).
Running on XP SP2. I retrieved all updates for XP, XP64, Vista32. When I run AP, I get duplicate entries for everything at the root level. One of the entries appears to be updated with what's already installed and the other entry is typcially checked, but the items below that are already installed are not in blue.. I could post/send a pic, if needed.
When I run it on the XP64 box, things are even a little stranger. WGA shows up as a separate entry at the root selection level as well as has another entry with items underneath it.
I am reluctant to run the installer at this point, I don't know what it's behavior will be. Maybe I need to go back to an earlier version of apup?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:49 PM
Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:38 AM
Well, Cristiano answered the easy part!!! Can you please "post/send a pic" as you suggested.
This may not be the solution in your case, but apup.exe and its helper programs sometimes have difficulty with folder names containing spaces (in your case C:\Program Files\). You could try moving the Autopatcher folder to C:\Autopatcher\.
If you want to re-run apup, try running it with the log option enabled (as in C:\Autopatcher\apup /log)
Because of the amount you are downloading, apup.log will be WAAAAY too big to post directly on this board. The advice in THIS POST (in THIS TOPIC) may help.
Edited by James, 06 July 2008 - 06:39 AM.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:12 AM
Here's what I did.
I re-installed autopatcher core to c:\autopatcher.
ran apup.exe /log
It nows looks correct, no duplicate modules.
In retrospect, I think the problem was that when I installed the original autopatcher core (Aug'07), I had also installed the original add-ons that were available pre-apup days..(My thinking was that there would be less to download this way) This was causing modules for the original add-on packages and the ones added by apup. Pure speculation on my part, but I am not downloading 1.5 GB again just to prove/disprove it. Or it could have been the fact that the original location had a space in the path.
Thanks for the help, and a big thanks for continuing the autopatcher tradition - even if if not as convenient as before, certainly "safer" since they come directly from MS/Adobe/etc. now.
PS, is there any way to package up a distribution so that it looks/behaves the way the original AP was? I know I can zip everything up.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:32 AM
As you say, running the old-style file (AutoPatcher_WinXP_Aug07_x86_ENU_Core.exe) probably caused more trouble than it saved. Since that file is now nearly a year old, it is no longer recommended that people use it - it seems you learnt this the hard way!!
The old distribution had an Autorun.INF file so your CD/DVD would start automatically, but that seems to have gone missing. It's not hard to write another!
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