#17 Blank Window during Uninstall Startup

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2007-07-26
2007-07-26
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Install Jammer 1.2b2

I have upgraded Install Jammer to the latest version and have taken an old project and rebuilt some things in this new product version. There are 2 things that are odd that I notice.

During the startup of the installer on Windows, I don't get the window with the Yes/No asking if I want to continue before I see my welcome screen. Generally this is ok, so not a big deal. However, during uninstall, I get a small popup window with no text, and Yes and No buttons only. If I click no or the X, the uninstall continues anyway, but doesn't really uninstall my files.

I deleted the Startup Actions group in the last version or beta (can't remember) because I got some strange console errors. Did this screw me? I have added back in a startup actions group and added the Exit action to both the uninstall and install. But the actions don't actually execute in either installer.

Things seem to work from the console without a problem, so this feels like a GUI only issue.

Any ideas?

Discussion

  • Damon Courtney

    Damon Courtney - 2007-07-26

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    When you recreate the Startup Actions, you have to make sure that its Alias is also set to Startup Actions. InstallJammer doesn't look for these action groups by name, it simply uses their alias like any other action group.

    My guess is maybe that you have an Ask Yes or No condition somewhere that is executing with no message? I'd take a look at that. You can also run with a console and debug mode and watch the output to see what's happening.

     
  • bkbugzilla

    bkbugzilla - 2007-07-26

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    It appears I hit a bug or limitation here. You were right in the fact that I didn't have anything in the alias field. So, I added Startup Actions to the Install section and then went to add into the Uninstall Panes and actions and get a windows dialog that says "The alias Startup Actions is being used by another object".

    Is this a bug?

     
  • Damon Courtney

    Damon Courtney - 2007-07-26

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    This is a bug, yes. The code that checks for an existing Alias is not distinguishing between aliases in the Install and aliases in the Uninstall, so it thinks it already exists.

    I'll have to see what I can do about this.

     

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