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Re: Re: installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!

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  • Subject: [mg88097] Re: [mg88048] Re: [mg88019] installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 05:58:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200804230806.EAA28788@smc.vnet.net>

Is this a Windows-only problem?

george

On Apr 23, 2008, at 4:06 AM, John Fultz wrote:

> Yes, this is because of the overlapping use of MATHEMATICA_USERBASE.  
> Anybody
> who does not set this variable will not see the problem.  To work  
> around this...
>
> * Take your current mathpass file and move it into Mathematica's  
> installation
> directory in Configuration\Licensing.
> * Start Player Pro and enter your password.
> * Take the newly generated mathpass file and move it into Player Pro's
> installation directory in Configuration\Licensing.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
> On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:26:41 -0400 (EDT), 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.
>
>
>



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