[plt-scheme] Cannot install 207 on Windows

From: Andre van Tonder (andre at het.brown.edu)
Date: Thu May 20 10:16:56 EDT 2004

I have had the same problem on Windows XP, on two unrelated
machines, previously with version 206 and now with version 207.  I finally
got the 207 installer to run without errors yesterday on one of the
machines after uninstalling the previously failed 207 partial installation
from the control panel -> add/remove programs.  


On Wed, 19 May 2004, Eric Hanchrow wrote:

>   For list-related administrative tasks:
>   http://list.cs.brown.edu/mailman/listinfo/plt-scheme
> I've downloaded
> http://www.cs.utah.edu/plt/download/207/plt/plt-207-bin-i386-win32.exe
> and run it.  It appears to complete successfully*, but when I run
> `drscheme' from the Start menu, Windows tells me that it cannot find
> drscheme.exe and goes off and searches for it (and never finds it).
> *If I pay attention while the installation is running, I see a message
> from Windows that says something like `mred has generated errors; an
> error report log is being generated'.  Naturally Windows gives me no
> hint where that log is (or else I'd attach to this message any useful
> information that I might find in it).
> So there are really two problems:
> * the original error
> * the fact that that original error slips by unnoticed
> In any case, it's easy to repro the error, but I still don't know how
> to get PLT installed.
> -- 
> If you can't change your underwear, can you be sure you have any?

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