[lug] Star Office 5.2...

J. Wayde Allen wallen at lug.boulder.co.us
Mon Apr 22 14:53:35 MDT 2002

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu wrote:

> "The installation program cannot find the script file in which all of the 
> instructions required for installation have been saved.  The file was looked 
> for in the following directory:  /fat-d/office52/program/setup.ins.  The 
> installation program cannot be executed without this file, it will now be 
> terminated."
> Both my regular user **AND** root get this same error message.  One person 
> posted to the newsgroups that perhaps the SOffice installer was "smart", and 
> assumed a Windows installation because the drive volume is FAT32.
> Viggy
> PS.  The file setup.ins does not exist.  However, install.ini does.  I tried 
> copying install.ini to setup.ins, and I *do* get a different error.  I first 
> get some dialog in German, then I get a dialog that says, "Script file is 
> invalid." and then the program exits.

Just checked my installation and there is no setup.ins file there
either.  It certainly does sound like the installation is trying to do a
windows install when it sees the FAT32 file system.

I don't suppose you've got the German text handy?  Several of us here do
speak German, and there may be a clue there.

I also just took a look at the setup script and the first entry reads:

   # resolve installation directory
   sd_platform=`uname -s`
   case $sd_platform in
           SCO_SV) test=/bin/test     ;;
           *)      test=/usr/bin/test ;;

so it does look like the setup program tries to identify the platform the
software is being install to.  Didn't see anything that specifically
refered to MSWindows or FAT32 however.  It also seems like the uname
command should indicate that you are running on a Linux box.  Don't know
what to tell you ...

- Wayde
  (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)

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