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wmilbratz
Pilgrim

IA bug: multiple slashes get reduced to single slash

hi,

We have found a bug in installanywhere. The modifyText action does not allow a 'double slash' ('//') in the replaced/appended value. Instead, it always 'compresses' multiple slashes down to a single slash.

Thus instead of this:
JDBC_URL=jdbc:sqlserver://ourdbserver;

We get this:
JDBC_URL=jdbc:sqlserver:/ourdbserver;

The jdbc driver chokes on the value.

Our hackish workaround entails using ant's replaceregexp to add back the double slash.

I've tried some experiments and multiple-slashes *always* get reduced to one slash. Also, escaping doesn't work (i.e. adding '\/\/' instead of '//')

One last item: I confess this error occurs on IA 8.0.1, no IA2008. I can't log on to the IA8 discussion boards--they don't support firefox..(and don't have IE on my linux workstation).

Yet we've:
-paid a lot for the product
-aren't in a rush to upgrade without a compelling cost/benefit
-feel that Macrovision should stand by their product and fix bugs.
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pv7721
Flexera beginner

Re: IA bug: multiple slashes get reduced to single slash

Would it be possible for you to post your project? And for accessing the old forums you can safely install Opera on Linux! Smiley Happy
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wmilbratz
Pilgrim

project file

Here's the xml version of the project--I've added the '.txt' suffix to allow uploading.

thanks for the opera advice.

bill
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tfromm1
Pilgrim

Re: IA bug: multiple slashes get reduced to single slash

try 4 slashes? :-)
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jharveyjr
Pilgrim

Re: IA bug: multiple slashes get reduced to single slash

Four slashes also condenses down to a single slash. "////" goes to "/"
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pv7721
Flexera beginner

Re: IA bug: multiple slashes get reduced to single slash

Well IA 8 is no longer supported, and IA 2008 VP1 will no longer be supported in a year or so.
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