Re: installing Player Pro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
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- Subject: [mg88044] Re: installing Player Pro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
- From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 04:05:47 -0400 (EDT)
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Murray Eisenberg wrote: > With an existing installation of Mathematica 6.0.2 under Windows, I just > installed Player Pro. The result: if I start Mathematica itself and > open a new notebook there, I am prohibited from typing any and all input. > > This sort of thing is intolerable! An utterly time-frittering aggravation. > > I suspect that the scenario involved here was not tested by WRI: My > mathpass for Mathematica itself is in the Licensing subdirectory of my > USERBASE directory, which is the same as my BASE directory (both set by > Windows environment variables MATHEMATICA_BASE and MATHEMATICA_USERBASE). > > This is hardly the first time I have run into trouble with multiple > passwords from multiple Wolfram Research products. It is something they > have just not yet gotten right. Beware! > > What I did as a temporary fix was to use my Windows backup program to > restore my pre-existing mathpass file. Now regular Mathematica works. > But of course Player Pro does not. > Murray, Maybe you could use both products on the same machine by changing the MATHEMATICA_BASE/MATHEMATICA_USERBASE environment variable when you switch from one to the other (and on initial installation). I do agree about your complaint though, mathpass files are obviously encrypted, but it would be nice if in all other ways their behaviour was transparent. David