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

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  • Subject: [mg88086] Re: [mg88048] Re: [mg88019] installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 05:56:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

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.




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