Name: gm110360 Date: 12/10/2003
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.4.2_02"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_02-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_02-b03, mixed mode)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Windows XP Pro
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
When using the silent install mode on Windows 2000/XP and not using the default path, the specified path is not accepted if it includes spaces. Our application is installed in "C:\Program Files\AppName" and we want it to have a private JRE installed in its own directory. The only way around this is to work out what the short file path format is "C:\Progra~1 etc." and use that. Surely this would be an easy fix in the install ?
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
Specify a path containing spaces (C:\Program Files\JRE) when using silent install mode.
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
The JRE should install to the specified path.
The install fails.
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
Use the short form for directory names (C:\Progra~1...)
(Incident Review ID: 226759)