Ticket #76 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Short path name in COBIA_INCLUDE environment variable during installation

Reported by: jasper Owned by: jasper
Priority: minor Milestone: Maintenance of Phase II
Component: COBIA SDK MSI Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by michelpons) (diff)

In trying to debug the issue reported here:


on my own file system I found that the directory I created for the test does not actually have a short equivalent, which according to the documentation of GetShortPathName? is a valid outcome of the function call:


This means that the current custom action by the installer will attempt to make a short path name (which in case of the above forum item apparently succeeded, the issue there is another one), and sometimes this will result in a long path name nevertheless.

We could leave as is, and accept that sometimes the path name contains spaces, or remove the attempt to make a short path name altogether, which means the long path name (which will always contain spaces, given the default installation folder) will be used.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by michelpons

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by jasper

Decision made in M&T SIG:

  • don't change the COBIA_INCLUDE environment value to be a short path name
  • remove the custom action that does so
  • remove the custom action DLL

Upon delivering a new installer, list this item in release notes.

Visual Studio users will not likely be affected. For other compilers, worst case scenario is that the COBIA_INCLUDE is not supported as it contains spaces and the developer will have to manually provide the right include folder.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by jasper

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

fixed in revision 209

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