Re: [BPQ32] Re: OCX Registration procedure problem with W98SE
Your findings regarding REGSVR32.EXE in W98SE are very helpful. I was
not able to find a W98SE machine, but I did find a WME machine, and was
able to duplicate your findings. I have also been searching on
Microsofts site and so far have not come across anything that would
indicate that REGSVR32.EXE cannot be involked from a batch file. I
would have expected this would have been mentioned somewhere, as it
appears to be the case. So I am still researching this matter and if
nothing else will have to come up with instructions on how to do this
procedure 'by hand' on W95/W98/WME machines. Of course if someone can
find where Microsoft explains this it would be nice!
As to 'Listening Sesions' and 'Application Mask' in AGWtoBPQ.exe here is
Application Mask is a bit mask applicable to the parm APPLICATIONS= in
bpqcfg.txt. The only non zero value currently functional is 1, which
corresponds to the first positional parm in APPLICATIONS=, which
corresponds to the 'BBS' user application (and the call BBSCALL=). An
example would be AR-Cluster, wherein the first positional parm would
sensibly be 'DX'. That is what you will find in the provided bpqcfg.txt
file. Values higher than 1 will require further enhancements to BPQ32
(you would need a BBSCALL1 a BBSCALL2). A nice enhancement for the
future, but for now defaulting this to 1 seems reasonable to me.
Listening Sessions is the maximum number of incoming connections. The
total number available is as I recall 63, however some are needed for
outgoing connections and apparently a couple for internal use (I don't
know the details on that). So I should probably have recommended a
larger number than 10, such as 32 (which I am pulling out of the air).
I think Ill change my set up to a higher number tomorrow.
Don't think Ill get much done on the REGSVR32 issue this weekend.....
Tony Hunt wrote:
> Ron .. Ive had a play with the OCX registrations on another W98SE
> machine ..
> Same issues..
> The batch files dont work.. You can not run REGSVR32.EXE from a dos
> It refuses to
> run the file comming back with "bad command or filename" ..
> REGSVR32.EXE is
> a hidden file in 98
> living in WINDOWS\SYSTEM .. Ive tried running the batch files from the
> windows\system folder as
> well.. You just cant run REGSVR32 from DOS.
> I dont use BPQaxip at all .
> This is what works. Other similar combinations may work also.
> config a bpqcfg.bin file the usual way.
> Copied the following to the WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder BPQCFG.BIN , BPQ32.DLL ,
> VB40032.DLL , BPQCtrl.ocx ,
> Now use the Start Menu> Run option to run the REGSVR32 by running
> regsvr32 cswsk32.ocx /u
> regsvr32 cswsk32.ocx
> regsvr32 BPQCtrl.ocx /u
> regsvr32 BPQCtrl.ocx
> I also found that using the brouse option to find the regsvr32.exe file on
> the RUN command line
> would create the full path of C:\Windows\system\regsvr32.exe and this was
> preferable as at times it seemed
> not to be able to find regsvr32.exe which probably depends on the Path
> setting. If Windows explorer was still
> open at the Windows\system folder then I didnt need the full path to run
> regsvr32.exe . Never seen this before
> but it seemed to hold true consistantly.
> I am not sure about the VB40032.DLL file but it was part of the hit
> and miss
> procedure I followed..
> The REGSVR appears to run the switch up when deregistering/registering the
> BPQCtrl.ocx and so it needed
> the Bin file and access to the BPQ32.DLL .
> Pretty messy procedure in all.. Maybee it helps you understand what is
> really going on and therefore you can
> streamline it a bit further.
> You asked what programe I was using that was running the OCX interface. I
> was thinking Ui-View32 was under
> this banner. Perhaps not..
> Can you explain what is going on in the AGWtoBPQ interface with the
> "Listening sessions" and "Application masks" settings.
> I can not make much sense of this as yet but Ive done very limited testing
> with Connected frames.
> Tony VK5AH
> > From: "Ron Stordahl N5IN" <ron.stordahl@...>
> > Subject: OCX Registration procedure problem with W98SE
> > --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Hunt" <wavetel@i...> wrote:
> > ..
> > ..
> > I could not work out what was going on with the AGWtoBPQ.exe .. Not
> > much info on that that I could find.. It complained about the ocx not
> > being registered. I found the BAT files for that but they wont work
> > on WIN 98SE .. I copied the 2x OCX files to the WINDOWS/SYSTEM
> > folder with the batch files but still refused to run.. So I used the
> > RUN option from the windows start menu and typed the regsvr32
> > commands in manually from there. After a while it appears to have
> > registered the OCX files ok.. All good .. Maybee thats old ground but
> > I found it took a while to figure out.
> > ..
> > ..
> > Tony Hunt VK5AH
> > Tony
> > I have only tested BPQ32 on W2K and WXP and the registration batch
> > files work fine when executed from c:\Program Files\BPQ32\. It's
> > news to me that W95/W98/WME would require a different procedure.
> > Here are the batch files:
> > RegSvrBpqOcx.bat:
> > regsvr32 BPQCtrl.ocx /u
> > regsvr32 BPQCtrl.ocx
> > Regcswsk32.bat:
> > regsvr32 cswsk32.ocx /u
> > regsvr32 cswsk32.ocx
> > What's needed is a single procedure that works on platforms from W95
> > thru WXP, I hope that someone on this forum has the answer and will
> > share it. Lacking that Ill try to find one of the old boxes this
> > weekend and do some searching for an answer.
> > Ron, N5IN
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