Here's some more detail of my problems, on a freshly installed XP machine:
Downloaded AutoPatcher. Downloaded DesProxy, running it as instructed here. Ran apup.exe, selected just the first entry, i.e. AutoPatcher Updater 1.0.5, Next, and all works fine. Finish and exit.
Ran apup.exe again, this time just selected the second entry, i.e. AutoPatcher 5.6.81, Next. It downloads a few files successfully (by the look of things), then at apengine.rti I get this popup:
"One or more files has failed verification. Please re-run AutoPatcher Updater. If this problem persists, please report to the forums at Autopatcher.com"
Same problem if I run apup.exe with both of the first two entries selected. I have download.microsoft.com in my hosts file, but it's failing to connect. Huh? I will investigate this and desproxy with wireshark, and come back with any results. Meanwhile, if anyone can shed some light on the situation, please do.
My log file is below.
APUP Has Started
Operating System: English (1033) Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Current Locale: English - Australia / Non-Unicode Default: English - Australia
Starting APUP From: C:\apup
Date & Time: 04-Feb-2009 12:17 UTC Offset: 8
List file HTTP location: http://www.autopatch...m/releases.list
***Releases.list Processed: Waiting for User Input***
The Following Releases have been Picked:
***Running Any Pre-Cleanup Routines***
***Starting Detection Routine Phase***
Missing file C:\apup\apengine.rti
Item apengine.rti is missing. Adding its download to the queue.
Missing file C:\apup\autopatcher.exe
Item AutoPatcher Executable 5.6.81 is missing. Adding its download to the queue.
Missing file C:\apup\win9xnt\vbrun60sp6.exe
Item vbrun60sp6.exe is missing. Adding its download to the queue.
Missing file C:\apup\tools\editor.exe
Missing file C:\apup\tools\COMCT232.OCX
Item AutoPatcher Tools Folder is missing. Adding its download to the queue.
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1033.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1033.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1033.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1035.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1035.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1035.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1036.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1036.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1036.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1040.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1040.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1040.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1043.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1043.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1043.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1045.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1045.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1045.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1046.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1046.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1046.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1055.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1055.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\1055.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2057.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2057.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2057.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2067.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2067.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2067.msl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2070.apl
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2070.apt
Missing file C:\apup\translations\2070.msl
Item AutoPatcher Translations is missing. Adding its download to the queue.
Missing file C:\apup\bin\reboot.exe
Missing file C:\apup\bin\aamd532.dll
Missing file C:\apup\bin\COMCTL32.OCX
Missing file C:\apup\bin\COMDLG32.OCX
Missing file C:\apup\bin\FM20.DLL
Missing file C:\apup\bin\FM20ENU.DLL
Missing file C:\apup\bin\MSCOMCTL.OCX
Missing file C:\apup\bin\RICHTX32.OCX
Missing file C:\apup\bin\SSubTmr6.dll
Missing file C:\apup\bin\mklnk.exe
Item AutoPatcher Runtime is missing. Adding its download to the queue.
Files to be Downloaded: 6
VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe: Valid name, no data record of requested type
Download error: C:\apup\win9xnt\VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe
File does not exist!!!
***Processing Cleanup Routines***
Extracting C:\apup\temp_bin\apengine_exe.7z into C:\apup\
Executing shell command: "C:\apup\win9xnt\VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe" /Q /T:"C:\apup\win9xnt\"
Extracting C:\apup\temp_bin\tools.7z into C:\apup\tools
Extracting C:\apup\temp_bin\apengine_lng.7z into C:\apup\translations
Extracting C:\apup\temp_bin\apengine_bin.7z into C:\apup\bin