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ghostscript silent install

Posted on 2010-09-13
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From the run dialog, the following works just as intended:
"D:\HPFFA Solution\HPF_Forms_Assistant Solution\HPF_Forms_Assistant Solution\HPF_Forms_Manager\setupgs.exe"  "%ProgramFiles%\gs"

The free ghostscript program is quietly installed on the user's machine.

However, when I use the code attached from within my vb.net winforms program (in debug mode), the installation program fails saying it cannot copy the gsdll32.dll file to the Program Files destination.     If I run "D:\HPFFA Solution\HPF_Forms_Assistant Solution\HPF_Forms_Assistant Solution\HPF_Forms_Manager\setupgs.exe"  "%ProgramFiles%\gs" while my winforms program is open, it still works as expected.

Any ideas, suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.

Public Function InstallGhostScript() As Boolean
        Dim retval As Boolean = True
        Dim str_base_dir As String = ""
        Dim inst_gs As Process = Nothing
        Dim str_run As String = ""

        Dim pinfo As ProcessStartInfo = Nothing

        Dim str_dest_dir As String = Nothing


        Try
            str_base_dir = System.AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory()
            str_run = str_base_dir & "setupgs.exe" & Space(1) & Chr(34) & "%ProgramFiles%\gs" & Chr(34)
            pinfo = New ProcessStartInfo
            pinfo.FileName = str_base_dir & "setupgs.exe"
            pinfo.WorkingDirectory = str_base_dir
            pinfo.Arguments = "%ProgramFiles%\gs"
            frm.Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor
            ShowMessage("Please wait...installing conversion utility", MessageAlert.MyMessageType.information)
            Application.DoEvents()
            inst_gs = Process.Start(pinfo)
            inst_gs.WaitForExit()
            frm.Cursor = Cursors.Default

        Catch ex As Exception
            retval = False
            lex.Message = ex.Message


        Finally
            frm.Cursor = Cursors.Default

        End Try

        Return retval
    End Function

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by:chapmanjw
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Have you tried this while running your application as Administrator?  (Right-click your executable, Run As Administrator)
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by:codefinger
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"Have you tried this while running your application as Administrator?  (Right-click your executable, Run As Administrator)"

Good suggestion,  so I tried it but it did not help.

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codefinger earned 0 total points
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Never mind.  After Googling most of the day, I found another ghostscript install program that is a lot more straightforward, is silent, and works just the way I need it to.....


http://www.matthanson.ca/2009/08/silently-install-cutepdf-writer-and-ghostscript/

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