Opened 12 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#128 closed defect (fixed)

Association set error.

Reported by: guest Owned by: ktk
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3.2
Component: Plugin: PDF Version:
Keywords: Cc:


At the end of the WPI install of 1.01 over 1.0 it asked if I wanted to set Lucide as the default PDF viewer. I said yes. Now the default PDF viewer is the E.exe text editor and the .pdf files are called txt files. The context menu under "open as" has "Text editor" as the only entry.

PLEASE Fix as this has really messed things up for me. Thanks. Assoedit doesn't work to fix it either.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by guest

I found that the problem was that the Lucide object did not have *.pdf listed under Current Names on the Association tab(page 3) of the properties. Apparently the install procedure missed this during object creation so the files defaulted to txt type. Also there was no file Type listed on the Association page.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by ktk

  • Component changed from Lucide Core to Plugin: PDF
  • Milestone set to 1.2
  • Owner changed from eros2 to ktk
  • Priority changed from major to critical
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Version 1.0 Beta 3 deleted

Please crosscheck that and fix if necessary

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by dmik

Is it still relevant? For me, both the existing installation in eComStation, the update installation and the new installation after uninstalling work as expected.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by pirx

Version 1.30 did exactly the same on my system. Had to set all association again.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by dmik

Perhaps, something's wrong with your system. I can not reproduce it locally. Right after installation, the Current Names tab contains here:


and if I click on an associated file, I see Lucide as the first entry in Open As.

Please try to uninstall Lucide, cleanup your INI files (using checkini.exe from the wptools package for example) and install Lucide again.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by dmik

  • Priority changed from critical to minor

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by pirx

Had nothing to do with my INI files. A quick look at "lucide_wpi.wis":

89	ans = WirexxShowMessage(WirexxGetEnv('title'),'Make Lucide the default program for PDF files?',4)
90	If ans = 6 Then Do
91	 /* clear any previous associations */
94	 Call SysIni 'USER','PMWP_ASSOC_TYPE','Acrobat Document','DELETE:'
95	End

So first all associations are deleted if answered "yes". But if one then decides not to "Create Workplace Shell objects" after the installation no new associations are set. I had created my own object so this one lost its associations...

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by dmik

I would never expect that one first decides not to "Create Workplace Shell objects" and then complains that WPS associations don't work -- to me, it makes no sense (you either let the installer do all the job for you or do everything on your own). So thank you for pointing that out.

I will try to put a protection against this inconsistency to the WPI.

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by dmik

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [434]) WPI: Make sure creation of WPS object cannot be canceled (to avoid WPS association inconsistency that takes place otherwise, see #128 for details). Fixes ticket:128.

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