Updating a package creates new app, osd, icons etc, " (1)" appended RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    When I update a package with several applications in it Inotice that that for some of the apps the sequences creates a new app and osd. These apps get a " (1)" as suffix and also extra shortcuts with " (1)" appended are created. Any idea how this can be avoided? Would guess that existing apps just would be updated/overwritten.

    Monday, November 26, 2012 7:58 AM

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  • Are you using Save or Save As in the Sequencer? Are you saving back to the same folder as the original package?

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    Monday, November 26, 2012 8:07 AM
  • Hi Aaron,

    I just use save.

    The parent foldername can be different since I copy the original pacakge from a distribution server to the sequencer. But can that parent folder name be an issue?

    Monday, November 26, 2012 8:15 AM
  • Probably you copied the new source files to another folder within the AssetDir while sequencing?

    So you end up with:

    AssetDir.000\Application version 1.0\app.exe

    AssetDir.000\Application version 1.1\app.exe

    The sequencer will pickup the new App.exe, and creates a shortcut "App.exe (1)", because "App.exe" allready exist from the previous version.

    You can avoid this by overwrite the original exe-file (same path, same filename).

    Monday, November 26, 2012 9:21 AM
  • Hi Ben,

    That didn't happen. I just opened the prackage for update and copied over some license files, so no actual installation. The original license files were overwritten. I then started the app to make sure new license info was active. That's all.

    Monday, November 26, 2012 9:36 AM
  • Ok.

    What do you mean by "parent folder" in your previous post, is this your package AssetDir? (sequence folder on the Q-drive)?

    Monday, November 26, 2012 9:39 AM
  • indeed
    Monday, November 26, 2012 9:40 AM
  • Then you have two .exe files like I said before.

    Like this:

    • AssetDir.v1\Application version 1.0\app.exe
    • AssetDir.v2\Application version 1.0\app.exe

    So the sequencer sees a new .exe and creates an (1)-shortcut.

    Monday, November 26, 2012 10:07 AM
  • No, that's a misunderstanding. AssetDir stays the same. Folder where de sprj resides is the only folder that changed.
    Monday, November 26, 2012 12:28 PM
  • Hello,

    The (1) in any shortcut simply means that there are two shortcuts with the same name, but different "configurations" in some way. Could be;

    Different parameters

    Different executable files

    You can determine which by comparing the OSD-files and how they compare in terms of Executable-file they start and the Parameters passed onto that Executable file.

    When performing that upgrade - something is altered that causes the generation of the new (1). If you compare the OSD-files, the difference will tell you why there is a difference (different path?).

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    Monday, November 26, 2012 1:26 PM