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    Default ... could not locate an associated application

    I create a new installer about once a decade

    The installer is working so I decided to add wucheck_ssl support to it - but when wucheck_ssl /c runs, it says "The Web Update client could not locate an associated application to update" (and it goes on from there).

    I didn't see anything in the help referring to this message. The pdf ref manual includes the message and shows the return code (-1). There are no diagnostic "hey Mark, you forgot <this>" comments in this area.

    Not sure what I did wrong. I am using the default wucheck_ssl - didnt customize it etc.

    I looked at the code and it shows this error being thrown if %APPTITLE% is blank. I have never compiled wucheck in the past and dont recall customizing anything to tell it an app title.

    The installer that installs wucheck_ssl (via the standard syntax) makes no reference to %APPTITLE% .

    I looked at my other installer (yes, only 2) and it does not make any reference to %APPTITLE%, nor does it appear to do anything different related to wucheck_SSL - BUT, it is a 32 bit installer.

    This new installer is a 64 bit installer.

    Mark

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    Hi Mark,

    quick question: so you install a native 64-bit application? That's why your installer is running in 64-bit mode?

    I'll try to reproduce your 64-bit installer issue here and get back to you.

    Friedrich

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    Quote Originally Posted by linder View Post
    Hi Mark,

    quick question: so you install a native 64-bit application? That's why your installer is running in 64-bit mode?

    I'll try to reproduce your 64-bit installer issue here and get back to you.

    Friedrich
    Yes, it is a 64 bit .Net addin to a 64 bit .net app.

    Mark

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    Mark,

    I'll check this on Friday and get back to you!

    Assumption: it's very well possible that you have to compile your own 64-bit version of "wupdate" (I think your installer writes 64-bit registry keys and the 32-bit wupdate checks the 32-bit equivalent). Or even better (if this is the cause of this issue) we'll provide 64-bit versions in SetupBuilder 2022.

    Friedrich

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    Friedrich,

    I recompiled a copy of wucheck_ssl as 64 bit. Didnt help. Same message.

    Mark

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    So, it appears the problem is that the SET %APPTITLE% isnt working.

    Here's the user's corresponding HKLM\Software\Lindersoft\WebUpdate\Apps\%APPKEY% (notice the WUCHECK_SSL64 - which is my recompiled 64 bit wucheck_ssl):

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    So that (above) references the user's HKLM\SoftwareLindersoft\WebUpdate\AppPaths\

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    Note that the key LOCAL_APP is present and is not blank.

    I added this code to my 64 bit copy of WUCheck_SSL (blue line):

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    When the user ran the updated WUCheck_SSL64, he got this:

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    Seems like the HKEY get didnt get from the right place.

    So I thought - I dont see "set x64 mode" anywhere in this installer - which is apparently not the same as "create a 64 bit installer"<g>.

    So I added "Enable x64 support" and sent him another exe.

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    Same message - showing %APPTITLE% as blank.

    Not sure if this is me, or WUCheck or something else

    Mark

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    Friedrich,

    Any news on this?

    Mark

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    Friedrich,

    Are you ok?

    Mark

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    Default Re: ... could not locate an associated application

    Hi Mark,

    sorry, Covid-19 slows down processes here and messes everything up :-(

    I have uploaded my test source codes. I have compiled a 64-bit installation which initializes the 64-bit WebUpdate process. I have re-compiled the original WebUpdate client as x64. All files are in the ZIP.

    http://www.lindersoft.com/projects/WebUpdate_x64.zip

    Just for fun, please install WebUpdate_x64.exe (my x64 test installer) and after the installation, run WUPDATE_SSL.exe unter c:\program files\WebUpdate_x64. It detects the 64-bit configuration details.

    Does this work on your machine?

    Sorry again for the delay.

    Friedrich

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    BTW, please see Line 82 in the "WebUpdate_x64.sbp" project file. This includes the custom made 64-bit WebUpdate client into the installer.

    Friedrich

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