Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#2115 closed Bug (Fixed)

Installer/Uninstaller issues

Reported by: Valik Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


The installer for installed to C:\Program Files\AutoIt3 on x64 which is fine. However, was installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3 and this was not removed or upgraded. I ended up with an orphaned installation of I didn't even know I had. This particular situation needs to be handled more gracefully.

Speaking of orphans, the uninstaller leaves behind the CompileX64 and RunX64 shell commands. This also needs fixed.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Valik

Actually this is even more confusing than I realized. For some reason it seems silently installed in 64-bit mode which is why it left an orphaned 32-bit laying around. When I uninstalled I broke some registry entries so I had to re-install and I explicitly chose the 32-bit version to be the default so it went to the 32-bit location.

We really need to do some checks on 64-bit systems to make sure only one version is installed. If attempting to upgrade/reinstall to the other version it should ask to remove the soon-to-be-orphaned version.

Now I have to go through, uninstall two separate versions of and then install it again just to ensure everything is sorted out. Crazy.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Valik

I just updated to using silent install and it ignored the x86 install at C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3 and put itself at C:\Program Files\AutoIt3. Not right.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Valik

I've been slightly wrong about all this. My auto-update script was the reason installations were going to C:\Program Files\AutoIt3 so my fault there. However, the AutoIt installer should still detect a previous install and it should detect I'm not installing to the same directory as that previous install so it should warn me/let me remove the orphaned installation.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by Valik

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Closing this. Since most of the problems were my own doing and Jon fixed the one that wasn't I see no point keeping this open. I still think we could do a better job detecting the scenario I describe but it's probably not worth changing the installer for.

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