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.
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
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