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Crash When Run From Network

Added by Snork Asaurus over 7 years ago

Greetings,

I am running v1.9.6 portable on XP. When I try to start the application from a mapped network drive I get a crash, however if I simply copy the executable from my mapped drive to my local drive, it works fine. A bit of a web search seemed to produce information mostly about development rather than running applications. Is there other information I can provide that would help? Would the crash dump be of use to you?

S.


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RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Per Amundsen over 7 years ago

Works fine from a mapped network drive here, what kind of network is it?

RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Snork Asaurus over 7 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply...

I was able to get my hands on a Win7 box this morning, from which I was able to run it from the same share/mapped drive. Clearly there is something about my XP box that is not working. I am going to setup an XP virtual machine and report back if I can find out any more.

S.

RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Snork Asaurus over 7 years ago

Ahh, I found it. As soon as I installed Microsoft .NET v3.5 SP1 it worked on my XP boxes.

Is there any chance that you'll release a subsequent version which restores the .NET v2.0 requirement? If not, are you willing to make an older portable version (which does not require .NET v3.5) available?

S.

RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Snork Asaurus over 7 years ago

Hmmm, perhaps that reply was a bit hasty? I guess if it works locally without .NET v3.5 then it isn't really a requirement.

However, it doesn't make sense that running from a mapped drive has additional requirements than running locally.

Are you at least able to reproduce this at your end?

S.

RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Per Amundsen over 7 years ago

It is compiled against .net 2.0.

It's possible Microsoft fixed some bugs in .net 3.5 related to file/folder permissions (.net 2.0 and 3.5 uses the same libraries).

I can replicate with XP in a virtual machine.

RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Snork Asaurus over 7 years ago

Ah Ha! I kept picking away at it, and it seems that if I have .NET v2.0 installed it does not work from a network share. However if I have .NET v2.0 SP2 installed it does work from a network share.
S.

RE: Crash When Run From Network - Added by Per Amundsen over 7 years ago

Nice detective work, maybe it will help others with the same problem :)

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