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Amaya 8.6 failing to start -- solved

From: Petr Kadlec <mormegil@centrum.cz>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 20:07:10 +0000
Message-ID: <413388CE.6090803@centrum.cz>
To: www-amaya@w3.org


I downloaded Amaya 8.6 installation package for Win98 from W3 site and 
after successful installation I tried to launch it. It did nothing -- no 
error message, just silent termination. I tried to watch it using 
Dependency Walker (which, although it shown some unresolved imports, did 
not reveal any real problem), and then using FileMon. In FileMon, I 
spotted that Amaya tried to open files under "C:\Program 
Files\Amaya\users\MyUserName\". After that, I have found that there is 
no folder called "users" in the Amaya folder after the installation. So 
I created it and also the folder with the same name as my username 
inside it. After that operation, Amaya starts just fine.
So maybe Amaya should check for existence of the folder and create it if 
it does not exist (well, or at least give some error indication...).
(Once again for clarity: I tried that under Windows 98SE -- Czech 
version, if that matters.)

Petr Kadlec

Petr Kadlec <mormegil@centrum.cz>
ICQ #68196926, http://mormegil.wz.cz/
Received on Tuesday, 31 August 2004 11:12:48 UTC

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