#785 wgnuplot.hlp is demaged

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2012-12-04
2005-09-21
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In the Windows-version of maxima there is the help file
wgnuplot.hlp, which differs (viewed by a hex editor) in
a few characters in the first seven lines from the
original wgnuplot.hlp in package gp400win32.zip. The
result is, that the wgnuplot.hlp in ./Maxima/bin cannot
be used. (Tested on several Windows 2000 computers)

Please preplace this file.

Volker van Nek

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  • Robert Dodier

    Robert Dodier - 2005-09-26
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  • Robert Dodier

    Robert Dodier - 2005-09-26

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    Vadim -- did you see this? I don't know if this is still a
    problem, maybe you can tell. Robert Dodier

     
  • Vadim V. Zhytnikov

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    I've checked original file, installed file on Windows Me,
    installed file on Windows Xp - all files are OK, all works
    and have md5sum
    b096e896abc55528e8035b12247a7d5d
    I'm really puzzled.

     
  • Volker van Nek

    Volker van Nek - 2005-09-26

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    Hello Vadim,
    I have just downloaded Maxima 5.9.1 and had a look at
    gnuplot.hlp.
    I can reproduce the described failure on my Windows 2000
    computers. There are the described differences in the first
    seven lines compared to gp400win32. I cannot open
    gnuplot.hlp from the Maxima package.
    I dont know what the different characters in the first lines
    mean. But it seems to be only a problem with Windows 2000.
    I just tried it then with Windows XP on my sons computer and
    there gnuplot.hlp is OK.
    Volker

     
  • Vadim V. Zhytnikov

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    I repackaged same files with lates Inno Setup Compiler.
    Please try
    ftp://ftp.altlinux.ru/pub/people/vvz/Maxima/maxima-5.9.1.9rc2ic5.exe

     
  • Volker van Nek

    Volker van Nek - 2005-09-26

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    Hello Vadim,
    I have tried the rc2ic5.exe, but the your wgnuplot.hlp stays
    the same. I wonder where you got it. I just downloaded
    gp400win32.zip. There is definitely a different file in
    there. Have a look at the first seven lines. So why dont you
    choose the file from the gnuplot package?
    Volker

     
  • Vadim V. Zhytnikov

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    Let me collect te facts:

    1. I've got original wgnuplot.hlp file from gp400win32.zip.
    I've double
    checkrd this. I can browse this help file - it seems to be
    perfectly OK.

    2. I've checked that after installation on Windows XP and Me
    wgnuplot.hlp is the same as original byte to byte. As far as
    I understand you have the same result on Windows XP computer.
    This proves that the file packged inside maxima-5.9.1.9rc2.exe
    is OK.

    3. The only logical conclusion is that in certain
    circumsnances
    wgnuplot.hlp get damaded during installation due to

    a. bug in Inno Setup
    b. bug in Windows 2000
    c. some other software which runs during installation

    Today I'll try to reproduce the problem on Windows 2000 machine.

     
  • Volker van Nek

    Volker van Nek - 2005-09-27

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    Hello Vadim,
    I have just installed the maxima-5.9.1.9rc2ic5.exe on my
    sons XP machine, which is a standalone, no virus protection
    etc., in principle only a pure operating system. I have got
    this modified help file again.

    So I draw the conclusion, that wgnuplot.hlp is modified
    during compressing or decompressing maxima-5.9.1.9rc2ic5.exe
    by the installation setup program.

    Secondly I can state, that the modified file works on XP but
    not on 2000

    Volker

     
  • Vadim V. Zhytnikov

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    Blast! I've found the source of the problem

    http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.gnuplot.devel/3270

    There is two version of gp400w32.zip around. One with bad
    wgnuplot.hlp dated 16.04.2004 and another with fixed
    wgnuplot.hlp
    released 3 day later. And bad file still available at
    ftp.gnuplot.info -
    first download link at gnuplot site! sf.net has correct
    version.

    I'll update Windows Maxima build in an hour.

     
  • Vadim V. Zhytnikov

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