Revision Won't Install
Repeatedly, I tried to get the Heidisql to download and install the latest revision, but it keeps failing.
First, I click the Help (top menu).
Second, I click 'check for updates'.
Third, I click 'Download and install build 3053'.
Superficially, program appears to do this, but I remain with v. 188.8.131.5231 - even after reboot!
What should I do?
2. heidisql.r3034.exe; and,
Until today, I was assuming that r3034 plus r3042 were working, but apparently they were not.
As noted already, too, today I clicked 'Download and install build 3053', but that also did not work.
So, what am I getting wrong and how do I resolve this issue?
I went into the Heidisql directory and deleted both r3034 and r3042.
So, heidisql.exe and unins000.exe were the only .exe files remaining.
Then I clicked my Heidisql icon.
I went to the help menu (at top of screen).
I clicked on 'check for updates...'
I clicked on 'Download and install build 3054'.
When the install seemed to be done, I exited the program and restarted it, but the same old v. 184.108.40.20631 was the only version which ran.
So, what am I doing wrong and how can I resolve it?
In that case, my first guess is that your WSH (Windows Scripting Host) is for some reason not working as it should. If you run "cscript.exe" in a "DOS" box you should get something like "Microsoft Windows Script Host... bla bla". I guess that's not the case on your Windows, probably because you're running Win2000 which is missing WSH in some cases. WSH is downloadable at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/results.aspx?freetext=Windows%20Script%205.7 .
I'm wondering if earlier revisions of Heidi had this problem too?
I ran the cscript.exe in a DOS box (start, run cmd function) and the result did say: "Microsoft Windows Script Host Version 5.7..." etc.
I tried 'Download and install build 3066', but, again, this failed to work; I exited Heidisql and restarted it, but the version stayed, at 220.127.116.11.3031.
You could check by hand what the updater script really does, which is mostly only visible for a second or so: Search for this file:
C:\Documents and Settings\[YourUsername]\Local Settings\Temp\HeidiSQL_Update.vbs
Open a DOS box, change to the above directory and execute
Please post the output of this script here so we can analyze that.
2. The result was:
Microsoft <R> Windows Script Host Version 5.7
Copyright <C> Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Terminating "heidisql.exe" ...
C:\Documents and Settings\[my Username]\Local Settings\Temp\HeidiSQL_Update.vbs<10,1> ,null>: The system cannot find the file specified.
Shell.Run("taskkill /im """&ExeName&""" /f")
taskkill.exe should be located on any Windows installation but obviously is missing here. Ups... seems taskkill is not available on XP Home installations, at least this website says that.
You can download this taskkill here and place it into your Windows directory.
I'm anyway planning to replace that taskkill command by a more gracefull terminator, but till then you will need to download that above file.
Yesterday I started to implement a standalone updater.exe which does not require a) Windows Scripting Host and b) taskkill.exe . That would magically enable updating on XP Home, and also on Linux using Wine, which is quite often used I guess. Just I had serious problems using the Windows API function EnumWindows.
2. I used have a computer with Linux & Wine, on it, but I ran into too many problems with the OS. So, I switched the machine back to xp.
I would say that Linux users comprise a small, but growing group.
Admittedly, Linux does offer benefits, for servers and for people who are short of cash and/or are anti-Microsoft etc.
But there are many different versions of Linux. So, its hard to pin down an overall-standard.
The version I used was called Fedora 9 - which is now Fedora 12 or something like that. It did not take long for major upgrades to occur - which, in my opinion, is not the best trait for an operating system.
The software was not user-friendly.
It was buggy.
Also, documentation was in short supply.
But I think that Linux has the potential to become a major rival to Windows, etc.
Good luck & thanks, again!
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