[Gretl-devel] gretl data installers

Sven Schreiber svetosch at gmx.net
Mon Jul 20 11:12:20 EDT 2015


Am 20.07.2015 um 16:14 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
> I noticed recently that the self-extracting (exe) installers for our
> textbook data packages weren't working properly on Windows 8, with
> 64-bit gretl installed.
> 
> What's supposed to happen is that the exe picks up the path to the gretl
> installation from the Windows registry and offers it as the default
> location, but I saw the default come up empty. I think this must be due
> to the fact that on 64-bit Windows there are two versions or modes of
> the registry (32- and 64-bit); apparently our (quite old) installers
> were just looking at the 32-bit registry and hence not finding the entry
> for gretl.
> 
> I've now rebuilt the installers using current Inno Setup and tested on
> Windows 8. I think they should also do the right thing on earlier (and
> 32-bit) Windows, but it would be nice to have that confirmed. If anyone
> is able to test, please see (since SF is down):
> 
> http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/pub/gretl/
> 
> For example,
> 
> http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/pub/gretl/wooldridge_data.exe
> 

With Win8 32bit I got no error messages and had an additional tab named
"Wooldridge" in the example data window, so it seems to have worked.

-sven



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