Subject Re: [IBO] Installing in Delphi 2005 Pro fails
Author roufusoffv
--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...> wrote:
> At 05:15 PM 18/10/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >I'm actually having this exact same problem myself. I had
> >the evaluation build of IBObjects and was trying it out using
> >7, which was working just fine. Then, I uninstalled both IBObjects
> >and Delphi 7 and upgraded to Delphi 2005 and the the full
> >version of IBObjects, and I got the exact same symptoms as the
> >original poster. Though the package seemed to install without a
> >hiccup, when I actually go to use it the BPLs are in the system32
> >and system32\$(BPLPROJECTSDIR), there's only the single tools
> >category, and one symptom that he hadn't mentioned, Delphi
> >about not being able to find the BPLs in the actual directory
> >pointed to by $(BPLPROJECTSDIR).
> >
> >I am using IBO4_5_B_Full.exe which has a timestamp of Tuesday,
> >05, 2005, 12:16:54 AM. This file was extracted out of
> > (as the link to IBO4_5_B_Full.exe directly on
> >download page seems to be broken). This file was downloaded on
> >Thursday, October 06, 2005. My Delphi 2005 is the Professional
> >version and has been patched to Update 3 and has a build number of
> >9.0.1935.22056. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. It was a clean
> >install - this was the first package that I tried to install. The
> >only other thing I'd done to Delphi prior to attempting this was
> >patch to Update 3. Also, looking at the Add/Remove Programs list,
> >the IBObjects shows as version 4.5Ai. IB_Constants.pas shows the
> >file as version 4.5B though.
> OK, I think you have a mix of problems here. The fact that the
msi query
> is showing the older release indicates that you needed to use
Add/Remove to
> clear the old entry out of the msi database. It doesn't actually
> the old IBO version - you do have to go around and delete
everything manually.

I think its likely that I have a mix of problems as well, however
I'm not sure that they're what they appear to be. I had in fact
uninstalled the trial version of IBO prior to installing the
complete registered version. And the 'Ai' entry in the add/remove
programs list is added for the complete version of IBO which has 'B'
verion information in the constants file. Looks like a version
inconsistancy problem with the installer, or maybe just a constant
somewhere didn't get updated.

The uninstaller entry appears to remove the directory that IBO was
installed to but not the BPLs (possibly related to the path problem)
nor certain registry keys (as mentioned elsewhere in the previous

> Next - though you don't say it explicitly - I don't recommend
trying to
> install multiple IDE versions simultaneously. The installer
program gets
> confused by things like the differences in the $DELPHI path.

Yes, I figured that there would be conflicts of that sort, which is
why I uninstalled Delphi 7 before installing Delphi 2005.

> >I'm aware that I'm reviving an old thread, but it seems like
> >still something going on under certain conditions that causes the
> >install to fail.
> Sure - as far as I know, the install problems for Delphi 2005 have
> been resolved. As far as I can tell, if it's not done with
explicit output
> paths both pre-existing and pre-set in the IDE, and it's done
while the IDE
> is open, D2005 plays havoc. As you've observed, it sometimes ends
> putting the BPLs into the system dir.

The Delphi 2005 IDE was closed at the time of install every time I
tried it.

> >I thought about trying to muck about and see if there's a
> >or just do a manual install, but this is a problem that others
> >had as well. If I could be part of helping to fix the problem for
> >others out there, let me know.
> Certainly, if you are willing to spend some time trying to analyse
what the
> problem is, that would be very welcome. There's clearly
*something* that
> the installer script is missing re D2005. Contact me privately if
you need
> access to sources.
> Helen

I'm interested in this enough to at least take a look and see if I
can figure out what's going on here. I'll email you privately from
my primary email account about getting access to the installer

Thank you,