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Re: LilyPond 2.6.4-5 installation "breaks " Windows

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: LilyPond 2.6.4-5 installation "breaks " Windows
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 08:18:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Bill Welch writes:

> Sorry to send this directly, but it wasn't clear to me how to
> respond to a thread in the archive.

Ok.  I am copying the list.

There are several ways to do this, easiest is to read the gmane.org


or post directly 


I now see that there is only a link to the static archives at gnu,
and a separate post link to gmane.

> Anyway, what I have found about this problem is that the path entry
> in the registry has changed type after the Lilypond install.  I'm
> running XP Professional, and my path is in
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
> Manager\Environment.  Normally it is type REG_EXPAND_SZ, but after
> the Lilypond install, it is simply a REG_SZ.  This means that the
> %SystemRoot% variable (as well as other variables) aren't expanded
> in the path for Cmd windows and anything else that needs the Path
> variable.

Oops, that is a silly bug.  Thanks for the report,

> To fix this locally, I have had to copy the current value of the
> Path to the memory buffer, delete the entry in the registry,
> recreate it as a REG_EXPAND_SZ, and paste my previous value.
> Hopefully this will give you some clue to the original cause of the
> problem.

Thanks for the report.  Can't the type of the key be changed more
easily, without cut and paste?

Sorry for the inconvenience, we have no windows gurus at lilypond


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien       | http://www.lilypond.org

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