dropping files in copy bug

Mahlon Stacy mcs at mayo.edu
Tue Feb 6 16:39:45 GMT 2001

We observed the following bug: 

Server: SGI Origin 2000
OS: IRIX 6.5.7f
Samba: 2.0.7

Client: Windows NT 4 Service Pack 6
Software on client: InstallShield Express 3.03

We have a large software project which is packaged for installation
on the PC using InstallShield Express 3.03. A number of
directories on the Unix server are specified to InstallShield.
During processing, InstallShield fails to copy all of the files
from two of these directories, both of which have over 512 files in
them. The following results occur:

Directory       # Files       Copied      Failed to Copy
  BitMaps         678          541           123
  HelpFiles       537          481            56

The remaining directories, all of which have less than 
512 files in them, copy fine.

The consequence of this is that it is impossible to use the
generated installshield setup.exe for installation of our software.

We eliminated InstalllShield, per se, by running the same 
operations from an NT based server across the network, as well 
as from a local filesystem on the PC running InstallShield, both 
of which worked fine.


Mahlon Stacy                   Internet:   mcs at mayo.edu
Mayo Foundation                (507) 284-4558
Medical Science Bldg 1-43      FAX (507) 284-1632
Rochester, MN 55905            

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