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Re: Re: installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
No, but it's a problem which only arises with the usage of the environment variable. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc. On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:13:01 -0400, George Woodrow III wrote: > 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.