#236 Trebuchet installs into wrong folder on 64 bit Windows

Critical_Error
closed-works-for-me
nobody
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2015-03-26
2010-12-16
Majik Fox
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When installing on 64 bit versions of Windows, Trebuchet installs into the Program Files folder. However, it is a 32 bit application, so it belongs in the Program Files (x86) folder.

After install Windows prompts the user to re-install the program "with the correct settings."

After this is completed, Trebuchet will not launch because its shortcut points to tclkit.exe in Program Files\tclkit which no longer exists.

As such, the application cannot launch.

Discussion

  • Henri

    Henri - 2015-03-26
    • status: open --> closed-works-for-me
     
  • Henri

    Henri - 2015-03-26

    Trebuchet is not a binary application in itself (it's a set of Tcl/Tk scripts, interpreted by Tcl/Tk, which itself may be installed as either a 32 bits or a 64 bits binary application), so its installation folder under Windows 64 bits is pretty indifferent...

    Beside, the current installer (which does not install Tcl/Tk itself, but only Trebuchet) for Trebuchet v1.080 does install Trebuchet into "Program Files (x86)" by default (albeit letting you the choice to install here elsewhere if it fancies you).

    The modern way to install Trebuchet on a Windows system is to install Tcl/Tk once and for all (I recommend ActiveTcl), then Trebuchet itself (and when updating from one version to the next, you only need to update Trebuchet).

     

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