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Re: BUG #6194: Cannot install any of the installers

From: Pradeep Dharmavarapu <pradeep(dot)dharmavarapu(at)live(dot)com>
To: <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: BUG #6194: Cannot install any of the installers
Date: 2011-09-05 02:58:24
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yes, there is that folder and it was using relative settings like %LOCALUSER% or something similar and I changed it lateron to absolute paths like C:\Users\... when installations kept failing. Also, I restarted my machine everytime environment variable were changed or modified.

Thank you,
Pradeep Dharmavarapu
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Email: pradeep(dot)dharmavarapu(at)live(dot)com

Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 19:31:23 +0100
Subject: Re: [BUGS] BUG #6194: Cannot install any of the installers
From: dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org
To: pradeep(dot)dharmavarapu(at)live(dot)com
CC: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org

On Friday, September 2, 2011, Pradeep D <pradeep(dot)dharmavarapu(at)live(dot)com> wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
> Bug reference:      6194
> Logged by:          Pradeep D
> Email address:      pradeep(dot)dharmavarapu(at)live(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: all
> Operating system:   Windows 7 64 bit SP1
> Description:        Cannot install any of the installers
> Details:
> I keep getting these errors -
> 1. Unable to write inside TEMP environment variable path
> 2. An error occured executing the Microsoft VC++ runtime installer
> The first message is with 9.x installer version and the second is with 8.x
> versions.
> I am the admin on my machine.
> I also have Windows Scripting active and also disable my antivirus and
> firewall while installing these packages.
> Please help with any instructions to fix this issue.

The older installers are probably giving the second error as they didn't have the same check as the first to ensure that the environment was sane before trying to install the runtimes. What it's saying is that it cannot write a file and execute it from your temporary directory. What does %TEMP% point to, and does that directory exist?

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