Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

ghostscript silent install

Posted on 2010-09-13
3
Medium Priority
?
2,012 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
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

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:codefinger
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:chapmanjw
ID: 33664409
Have you tried this while running your application as Administrator?  (Right-click your executable, Run As Administrator)
0
 

Author Comment

by:codefinger
ID: 33665913
"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.

0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
codefinger earned 0 total points
ID: 33666837
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/

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

With User Account Control (UAC) enabled in Windows 7, one needs to open an elevated Command Prompt in order to run scripts under administrative privileges. Although the elevated Command Prompt accomplishes the task, the question How to run as script…
If you are a mobile app developer and especially develop hybrid mobile apps then these 4 mistakes you must avoid for hybrid app development to be the more genuine app developer.
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
Starting up a Project

660 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question