[osgeo4w-dev] Setup problems on Win64 and Windows Server 2003

Tamas Szekeres szekerest at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 16:10:43 EDT 2008


I've just tried the current installer (compressed) and the yesterday's
version and both were working pretty well on my Win2003 x64 R2. I
wonder why you've found such problems with the current version.

Best regards,


2008/3/21, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> Folks,
>  Tamas has experienced problems with osgeo4w-setup.exe crashing on startup
>  on Win64.  I ran into apparently the same problem on Windows 2003 Server.
>  All documented at:
>    http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/234
>  I have done some debugging of the problem on the win2003 server system
>  and managed to hack my way around it by disabling a bunch of fancy win32
>  stuff.  I have committed this, and uploaded a new setup that will skip
>  some stuff when run in safe mode.  To enable safe mode pass --safe on the
>  commandline.  This can be edited into the desktop icon for instance.
>  I would appreciate folks with Win64 or win2003 server systems trying without
>  and with this switch and noting experiences in the ticket.  If anyone has
>  direct physical access to such a machine and wants to try debugging the problem
>  properly that would also be appreciated.
>  PS. the latest osgeo4w-setup.exe is also compressed with upx and is only 300K!
>  PPS. I would like to actually package the setup program so folks can easily
>  and reliably launch it from the osgeo4w shell commandline (and start menu)
>  instead of having to keep around the downloaded .exe.
>  Best regards,
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