Changes between Version 17 and Version 18 of InstallWindows


Ignore:
Timestamp:
Apr 23, 2011 10:43:29 AM (10 years ago)
Author:
toby
Comment:

--

Legend:

Unmodified
Added
Removed
Modified
  • InstallWindows

    v17 v18  
    33There are three ways provided here to install GSAS & EXPGUI. The first two are preferred since they download directly from a subversion repository. In this method the distribution files do not need to change when the program is updated. Instead, the latest version of the programs are downloaded from a server when the program is installed (an internet connection is obviously required). Subsequently, if there are updates to GSAS or EXPGUI, an update can be made where only the modified or added files are ugraded. This update step can be done using the File/Update... menu option in EXPGUI or by executing the bootstrap.bat file in the GSAS directory. However, these methods require ~double the space needed by GSAS & EXPGUI. For users who need to install GSAS & EXPGUI on systems where an internet connection to the server is not possible or where space usage (~50 Mb) is critical, a .zip file is also provided with all files, but this requires that upgrades be performed by downloading the entire .zip file each time an upgrade will be installed and this distribution will not be updated as frequently.
    44
    5 == How to install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI with self-installer (preferred) ==
     5----
     6== Option 1: Install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI with self-installer ==
    67
    7  If you have a previous version of GSAS & EXPGUI installed, this will not update that version. You can either delete that version or keep it, but note that shortcuts to the older version will likely be overwritten and the registry keys (for right-click options) certainly will be replaced. If you opt to keep the old version, load this version in a new location (or rename the older version). This process will fail if used in the location where the package has already been loaded.
     8  ''This option does not work on all computers. It appears that the self installer does not work on some 64-bit systems and errors may occur on Windows-7 systems. One report says that a successful install was obtained after running the self-installer three times''
     9
     10If you have a previous version of GSAS & EXPGUI installed, this will not update that version. You can either delete that version or keep it, but note that shortcuts to the older version will likely be overwritten and the registry keys (for right-click options) certainly will be replaced. If you opt to keep the old version, load this version in a new location (or rename the older version). This process will fail if used in the location where the package has already been loaded.
    811
    912 1. download and run http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.exe (this may require more than one step depending on your browser, OS and security settings.)
     
    1518Note this distribution is for Windows-XP or later. Windows-2000 might work; Windows-95, -98 & -ME are not supported. Also, this distribution does not include an option to uninstall the software. This was removed since it seemed to cause security conflicts for some non-sysadmin users. If you want to uninstall the software you can delete the folder and shortcuts. A few registry items will remain, but they cause no effect and are a lot of work to remove. On some windows systems, for reasons unknown, the gsas+expgui_svn.exe program crashes with a runtime error. If this happens for you, see the next step.
    1619
     20----
     21== Option 2: Install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file ==
    1722
    18 == How to install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file ==
     23  ''This install option works for all Windows systems, except for at a few locations where local firewalls appear to be blocking access to our svn (subversion) server.''
    1924
    20 The packaging program used above is getting a bit old and fails with a runtime error on some computers.
    21 (Anyone want to [mailto:brian.toby@anl.gov volunteer] to do a build with a better packaging program?)
     25Since, the packaging program used above is getting a bit old and fails with a runtime error on some computers,
     26an alternate process is available to install in the same fashion. 
     27(I am seeking a volunteer to repackage GSAS and EXPGUI with a more modern installer, please contact  [mailto:brian.toby@anl.gov].)
    2228So, an alternate process is available to install the same mechanism, but starting from a .zip repository. However, this method requires more steps. Directions below are for Windows XP and might need to be slightly different on other versions of Windows. This process requires that the files from the zip package must be loaded into an empty directory. If you opt to keep an old GSAS/EXPGUI version, create a new folder for this install (or rename the older version). This process will fail if used in the location where the package has already been loaded.
    2329