locked
App-V 4.6 - tag or switch to prevent searching for a directory? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    We are attempting to sequence an application called Image Vision that requires both a Q:\Image-V and a Q:\Vision folder (Q:\ being the root of where we install our apps to be sequenced).  Out on our network, we currently have a C:\Vision folder in existence for our Halapi interface with AS/400.  We need both to exist within the package otherwise the package will not work for some reason.  When it is being run, it searchs for the *:\Vision folder and it finds C:\Vision first.  It then gives an error saying it's already installed and to remove this installation.  Renaming the C:\Vision folder allows the application to run fine since it finds Q:\Vision and not C:\Vision.  Nowhere in the install is C:\Vision referenced

    I am wondering if there is anyway to tell the package to not search for outside directories when it gets to this point and to only look within the package?

    Thanks,

    Shawn


    If you find my post helpful, please hit the "Vote as helpful" button on the top left of my post so that others may see that it is helpful as well. Thank you, Shawn
    Monday, October 18, 2010 7:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    on the Sequencer, before Sequencing you should not have any C:\vision nor Q:\Vision folder. The Sequencer should be "clean" (just to define this as a baseline)

    Option B) (as recommeded by Kalle)

    - When prompted by the Sequencer to "Specify the "Primary Directory the application was/will be installed to": Select/Create a Folder Q:\Vision.010

    - When prompted by the Applications installers where to install to, select C:\Vision and C:\Image-V

    This will create a file structure like Q:\Vision.010\VFS\Vision and Q:\Vision.010\VFS\Image-V

    Option B)

    - When prompted by the Sequencer to "Specify the "Primary Directory the application was/will be installed to": Select/Create a Folder Q:\Vision.020

    - When prompted by the Applications installers where to install to, select Q:\Vision.020\Vision and Q:\Vision.020\Image-V

    This will create a file structure like Q:\Vision.020\Vision and Q:\Vision.020\Image-V

    You have to ensure that ALL ressources are located under the Primary Directory (Q:\Vision.010 or Q:\Vision.020). If you install Vision and Image-V both directly to Q:\, the Sequencer could mix things up.

     

    - What version of the Sequencer are you using

    - Can you give a more detailed "normal" installation instruction (as if you would install the software and its prerequisits on a normal machine)?

     

     

     


    Falko
    • Proposed as answer by znack Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:16 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:02 PM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 5:15 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Can you confirm that the application is just looking for the folder rather than something inside the folder?

    You may be able to get around the problem by during sequencing the application, add a dummy file (e.g. just a text file) to C:\Vision. Then in the Sequencer ensure that this folder is set to Override. This will prevent the application from seeing the folder on the real file system.

    Monday, October 18, 2010 8:38 PM
    Moderator
  • Or sequence it directly to C:\Vision and C:\Image-V in Sequencer, making it as VFS sequence. This way virtual version will block visibility to locally available folders in the same path.

    /Kalle

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Kalle,

    Trying to install to C:\Vision instead results in an error within the application.


    If you find my post helpful, please hit the "Vote as helpful" button on the top left of my post so that others may see that it is helpful as well.
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 2:31 PM
  • Hi,

     

    on the Sequencer, before Sequencing you should not have any C:\vision nor Q:\Vision folder. The Sequencer should be "clean" (just to define this as a baseline)

    Option B) (as recommeded by Kalle)

    - When prompted by the Sequencer to "Specify the "Primary Directory the application was/will be installed to": Select/Create a Folder Q:\Vision.010

    - When prompted by the Applications installers where to install to, select C:\Vision and C:\Image-V

    This will create a file structure like Q:\Vision.010\VFS\Vision and Q:\Vision.010\VFS\Image-V

    Option B)

    - When prompted by the Sequencer to "Specify the "Primary Directory the application was/will be installed to": Select/Create a Folder Q:\Vision.020

    - When prompted by the Applications installers where to install to, select Q:\Vision.020\Vision and Q:\Vision.020\Image-V

    This will create a file structure like Q:\Vision.020\Vision and Q:\Vision.020\Image-V

    You have to ensure that ALL ressources are located under the Primary Directory (Q:\Vision.010 or Q:\Vision.020). If you install Vision and Image-V both directly to Q:\, the Sequencer could mix things up.

     

    - What version of the Sequencer are you using

    - Can you give a more detailed "normal" installation instruction (as if you would install the software and its prerequisits on a normal machine)?

     

     

     


    Falko
    • Proposed as answer by znack Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:16 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:02 PM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 5:15 PM
    Moderator