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Convert-ly problem

From: Palmer, Ralph
Subject: Convert-ly problem
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 10:37:10 -0500

Greetings -

I guess I have a couple of questions and maybe a problem.

I'm running Windows XP Pro V.2002 SP2.

I downloaded <lilypond-2.10.6-1.mingw.exe>. I tried to run it and got a
message saying I needed to uninstall the old version. I uninstalled the
old version (2.10.0), rebooted, and ran <lilypond-2.10.6-1.mingw.exe>
without any problem. I was trying to run <convert-ly> on my old files 
(question #1 : was that necessary when moving to a new release but same
version, i.e., 2.10.0 --> 2.10.6?)
but I couldn't get it to work - at all.

So, question #2 : has anyone successfully run convert-ly on a WinXP Pro
box? If so, would you be willing to share the process? I tried Open with
> convert-ly ; I tried using the command prompt and 1) navigating to the
convert-ly directory and running it from there, with no path and with a
path, and 2) navigating to my *.ly folder and running convert-ly from
there. I was able to get convert-ly to open from the C:\Program
Files\LilyPond\usr\bin folder, but I couldn't get it to recognize a file

And now, the problem : while I was working on this, I took a look at my
executables, and I've got a "lilypond-windows.exe" as well as a
"lilypond.exe". I've always used the "lilypond.exe" to run LilyPond
against a .ly file, and I'm assuming that's what I should be using now.
When I checked the file properties of both lilypond-windows.exe and
lilypond.exe, I found the file version to be "" in both cases. I
don't know if 2.10.6 was installed, because I ran lilypond.exe against
"danse" (which I had tried (unsuccessfully) to update with, and got an error in the log :
error: Incorrect lilypond version: 2.6.0 (2.7.38, 2.8.4)
error: Consider updating the input with the convert-ly script"
>From this, it looks like I'm not running 2.10.6. Does this seem familiar
to anyone, and does anyone have a suggestion for checking more
dependably for the version number?


Ralph Palmer
Energy/Administrative Coordinator
Keene State College
Keene, NH 03435-2502
Phone: 603-358-2230
Cell: 603-209-2903
Fax: 603-358-2456

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