#224 Wipes Path variable in windows xp



After installing ooRexx, I noticed that certain programs stopped working, when I checked the
Path environment setting everything is wiped apart from the ooRexx one.

I think this maybe a bug in the install, as other programs append to Path and do not overwrite it.

I am hoping that a system restore will restore my old path settings as there were a number of settings for other
programs in there.

The version I installed is ooRex311.exe
Windows XP SP2

I have not installed anything else since


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Has this been fixed yet?

  • Lee Peedin

    Lee Peedin - 2007-10-02

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    Has anyone been able to duplicate this? I've installed ooRexx no less than a dozen time in the last week with each Rev. of 3.2 and never had any damage done to my path.

  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2007-10-02

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    I am of the opinion that this is not a valid bug. I've installed 100s of times and never seen a problem with the path.

    Without the reporter supplying some way of reproducing it, I don't see that much can be done about it. And with only one report of this, it seems more likely to me that something unrelated to ooRexx was going on.

    I don't like arbitrarily closing a bug, but I have been tempted a number of times to close this one. Of course if Rick or David closed it, I'd be in full support of that. <grin>

  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2007-12-28

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    I've changed my opinion as to this bug.

    I'm going to close this bug as a duplicate of:

    [ 1859612 ] Windows installation overwritten PATH variable

    even though this bug was opened up first. This does not mean I don't consider this bug valid, I do. I just want to track every thing in one bug and have picked 1859612 as the bug to use.

    Please watch / and or post new comment to 1859612. Thanks.



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