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RE: Install Bug - nmap-4.85BETA8-setup.exe
From: "Rob Nicholls" <robert () everythingeverything co uk>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 11:21:50 +0100

Hi Liam,

The Nmap installer (silently) runs Microsoft's installer. I'm afraid it's
their installer that dumps this rubbish (I don't like it either) into the
root of drives. There's an article about it here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950683

These temporary files are erroneously generated by the installer into the
system root directory instead of the temp directory. These files are
unnecessary and can be safely deleted from the system. The functioning of
the runtime library will not be affected by this. It's a known bug and is
planned to be fixed in VS2008 SP1.

I suspect the Visual C++ 2008 SP1 redistributable installer fixes this
issue, although I've not tried it, but Nmap is still compiled using VC++
2008 RTM so we need to use the earlier installer.

Perhaps we should consider moving Nmap to Visual C++ 2008 SP1? It's almost
impossible to get hold of the original RTM release of VC++ 2008.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: Liam [mailto:liamtr () gmail com] 
Sent: 24 April 2009 12:12
To: nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: Install Bug - nmap-4.85BETA8-setup.exe

Hi,
I love NMap btw. Keep up the good work.

It's not a "major" issue, but the latest win
"nmap-4.85BETA8-setup.exe" installer dumps Visual Studio/Visual C++
related rubbish in the root of C:\ rather than in %temp%. This has
happened to me on two different computers now - both XP SP3 - fully
patched.

List of files dumped in C:\
eula.1028.txt
eula.1031.txt
eula.1033.txt
eula.1036.txt
eula.1040.txt
eula.1041.txt
eula.1042.txt
eula.2052.txt
eula.3082.txt
globdata.ini
install.exe
install.ini
install.res.1028.dll
install.res.1031.dll
install.res.1033.dll
install.res.1036.dll
install.res.1040.dll
install.res.1041.dll
install.res.1042.dll
install.res.2052.dll
install.res.3082.dll
vcredist.bmp
VC_RED.cab
VC_RED.MSI


Btw, what happened to the "stable" release downloads for win? I didn't
look overly hard for them, but they weren't easily found either.

Regards,

Liam

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