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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! :)
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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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