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Installation Issue
« on: November 30, 2007, 02:01:28 PM »
I'm trying to install Absoft Fortran 10 on Windows XP Pro 64. I can only install software as admin. I installed the software as admin and ran it and everything seems fine. When I run it under my user account, however, I get all sorts of errors, such as:
  • The first time I opened the Developer Tools after install (under the user account) I got a message box that said "Cannot locate the installed Absoft product directory, or the directory specified is invalid." It let me locate the bin directory myself, however, and I didn't get that box again.
  • The tips box that opens when I open the Developer Tools says "Tips file does not exist in the prescribed directory." Not a major problem in itself, but it is a symptom of the greater issue.
  • In the Developer Tools, when I try to open a fortran source file, I get a message box that says "Unable to locate Language Resources." It asks me to locate them myself, but when I select the appropriate folder, I still don't get syntax highlighting (ie: it doesn't seem to accept the folder I've chosen as the location of the language resources). In addition, I get this same message every time I open a file.
  • And the big problem: when I try to compile a program, I get an "Unable to obtain license: License not found" error.

I've tried (as admin) changing the permissions of the Absoft directory to "Full Control" for "Everyone," but that didn't do the trick.

Any ideas?

Mark Coxhead

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Re: Installation Issue
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 03:38:18 AM »
On the issue of the message "Unable to obtain license: license not found" I did encounter this last September when rebuilding the MRWE with makefiles etc, after just installing ABSOFT version 10.   

On that occasion the reason was because I was not using the "Development Command Prompt" and was using "Command Prompt" which does not have any of the paths setup. 

Go to Start -> Absoft Pro Fortran 10 -> Development Command Prompt (32-bit)   or 64-bit if that is what you want to use.

The above environment contains the paths that are needed to compile code no matter what directory you are in.

Mike Linacre

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Re: Installation Issue
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 06:21:56 PM »
Thank you, Mark. It was the "license not found" problem which was the chief reason I haven't upgraded. Didn't know about the "Development Command Prompt". Now to find a way to build that into "shell" calls. Do you think that appending all the environment variable values from the "Development Command Prompt" onto the standard Windows environment variables will work?

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