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[jasspa] Setup Path Problems

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  • fourje
    I ve just got the latest binaries of Jasspa - I am VERY pleased with it. On my Win95 system it will quickly replace my other editors.One problem though (as
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 9, 1999
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      I've just got the latest binaries of Jasspa - I am VERY pleased with
      it. On my Win95 system it will quickly replace my other editors.One
      problem though (as yet) - when I go into user setup and set the "Setup
      Path" to a user directory I created (f:\username) and then save the
      profile (with username as the default user). When I go back into user
      setup, the "Setup Path" has reverted back to e:\me (where I installed
      Jasspa). If I make any changes to the setup and sae without changing
      the path again, the process creates an empty username.emf file in e:\me.

      Just a minor frustration - what am I doing wrong??
      Thanks in advance - and apologies if this has already been asked - I've
      just joined the list and I can't seem to find any archives.

      Dave E
      dedwards@...
    • fourje
      Steve, I have MEPATH set in my autoexec.bat, and MENAME is set in default.emf. However, whenever I open user setup, the setup path is always reset to e: me
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 10, 1999
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        Steve,
        I have MEPATH set in my autoexec.bat, and MENAME is set in default.emf. However,
        whenever I open user setup, the setup path is always reset to e:\me and the file
        dedwards.erf in e:\me is the one that gets updated every time.
        A puzzler!!
        Thanks
        Dave E.
        dedwards@...

        Steven Phillips wrote:

        > Dave,
        >
        > The Setup Path usage is obscure and does not do what first impressions would
        > suggest. The Setup Path does two things:
        >
        > 1) On opening the User Setup dialog it shows you where it found the
        > current profile. For new users this will probably be the main macro
        > directory (e.g. e:\me).
        >
        > 2) Can be used to set the output directory, i.e. where the user setup
        > files will be written when you use the Save button (e.g. f:\username).
        >
        > One thing that Setup Path does not do is change your environment, so when you
        > exit me32 and restart it will not know about f:\username and therefore it will
        > not find you setup files.
        >
        > The simplest way to setup you environment is to set two environment variables,
        > as follows:
        >
        > set MENAME=username
        > set MEPATH=f:\username;e:\me
        >
        > These two environment variables tell me32 who you are, where your setup files
        > are and where the system setup files are. You should now find that me32 finds
        > your username.erf in f:\username so Set Path should be automatically set to
        > f:\username.
        >
        > Hope that solves the problems,
        >
        > Steve
        > <snip>
      • Steven Phillips
        Dave, Assuming your MEPATH is set to f: username;e: me me32 will search for the first occurrence of $MENAME.erf (the setup registry file). If that file
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 10, 1999
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          Dave,

          Assuming your MEPATH is set to f:\username;e:\me me32 will search for the
          first occurrence of $MENAME.erf (the setup registry file). If that file does
          not exist in f:\username then it will look in e:\me, if it does exist there
          then Setup Path will be set to this (in fact it will be set to e:\me if
          $MENAME.erf is not found at all).

          To fix this simply move the $MENAME.* files from e:\me to f:\username, now
          me32 should find the correct one in the correct place and set Setup Path to
          f:\username.

          If this does not fix the problem then can you please send me your MEPATH
          setting and the contents of default.emf so that I can try and reproduce the
          problem. Can you also send me your variable settings (use the main menu's Help
          -> List Variable) and probably best just filling my mail box rather than the
          whole egroup.

          Steve


          > Subject: [jasspa] Re: Setup Path Problems
          > From: fourje <fourje@...>
          > Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 09:04:57 +0000
          > To: jasspa@egroups.com
          >
          > Steve,
          > I have MEPATH set in my autoexec.bat, and MENAME is set in default.emf. However,
          > whenever I open user setup, the setup path is always reset to e:\me and the file
          > dedwards.erf in e:\me is the one that gets updated every time.
          > A puzzler!!
          > Thanks
          > Dave E.
          > dedwards@...
          >
          > Steven Phillips wrote:
          >
          > > Dave,
          > >
          > > The Setup Path usage is obscure and does not do what first impressions would
          > > suggest. The Setup Path does two things:
          > >
          > > 1) On opening the User Setup dialog it shows you where it found the
          > > current profile. For new users this will probably be the main macro
          > > directory (e.g. e:\me).
          > >
          > > 2) Can be used to set the output directory, i.e. where the user setup
          > > files will be written when you use the Save button (e.g. f:\username).
          > >
          > > One thing that Setup Path does not do is change your environment, so when you
          > > exit me32 and restart it will not know about f:\username and therefore it will
          > > not find you setup files.
          > >
          > > The simplest way to setup you environment is to set two environment variables,
          > > as follows:
          > >
          > > set MENAME=username
          > > set MEPATH=f:\username;e:\me
          > >
          > > These two environment variables tell me32 who you are, where your setup files
          > > are and where the system setup files are. You should now find that me32 finds
          > > your username.erf in f:\username so Set Path should be automatically set to
          > > f:\username.
          > >
          > > Hope that solves the problems,
          > >
          > > Steve
          > > <snip>
          >
          >
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        • Detlef Groth
          By the way Steven has given me an other useful tip some months ago, which seems to be for me the best. Create something like the following batch-files: REM
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 13, 1999
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            By the way Steven has given me an other useful tip some months ago, which seems to be for me the best.

            Create something like the following batch-files:

            REM me32a.bat
            set MENAME=user1
            set MEPATH=C:/jemacs99/user;C:/jemacs99/macros;C:/Me/Mehelp
            c:\windows\command\start /max C:\jemacs99\me32.exe -c %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6

            -----
            REM me32b.bat
            set MENAME=user2
            set MEPATH=C:/jemacs99/user;C:/jemacs99/macros;C:/Me/Mehelp
            c:\windows\command\start /max C:\jemacs99\me32.exe -c %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6

            ---
            and so on. Best is for each project on which you are working a separate file.

            Remove the Me32.ini from the Windows-directory, remove the Me-statements from the autoexec.bat.

            Just run the Me-batch-files adjust user setup to your Mename. If you want to share the same macros in both profiles write at the beginning of user2.emf the command
            execute-file "user1.emf"
            you will have in each profile the same macros but a different session. Be aware that you use the same user-directory !

            I never get different profiles with the Me32.ini or the autoexec.bat working.
            May be using a special command line would be useful for avoiding use of bat-files
            like me32.exe -usera -c ...

            for invoking ME32 without history try a separare profile:

            REM me32.bat
            set MENAME=userx
            set MEPATH=C:/jemacs99/user;C:/jemacs99/macros;C:/Me/Mehelp
            c:\windows\command\start /max C:\jemacs99\me32.exe %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6
            REM -c is removed >> no history for userx

            ---

            for invoking ME to work with the DJGPP-tools I use the following:

            REM medjgpp.bat
            set MENAME=djgpp
            set MEPATH=C:/jemacs99/dgroth;C:/jemacs99/macros;C:/Me/Mehelp
            set INFOPATH=C:/djgpp/info
            REM this sets the infopath from c:/info to the djgpp-directory
            c:\windows\command\start /max C:\jemacs99\me32.exe -c %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6

            move this file into your path and you can load each file always with me32 myfile.txt

            Regards,
            Detlef

            At 09:26 10.12.99 +0000, you wrote:
            >
            >Dave,
            >
            >Assuming your MEPATH is set to f:\username;e:\me me32 will search for the
            >first occurrence of $MENAME.erf (the setup registry file). If that file does
            >not exist in f:\username then it will look in e:\me, if it does exist there
            >then Setup Path will be set to this (in fact it will be set to e:\me if
            >$MENAME.erf is not found at all).
            >
            >To fix this simply move the $MENAME.* files from e:\me to f:\username, now
            >me32 should find the correct one in the correct place and set Setup Path to
            >f:\username.
            >
            >If this does not fix the problem then can you please send me your MEPATH
            >setting and the contents of default.emf so that I can try and reproduce the
            >problem. Can you also send me your variable settings (use the main menu's Help
            >-> List Variable) and probably best just filling my mail box rather than the
            >whole egroup.
            >
            >Steve
            >
            >
            >> Subject: [jasspa] Re: Setup Path Problems
            >> From: fourje <fourje@...>
            >> Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 09:04:57 +0000
            >> To: jasspa@egroups.com
            >>
            >> Steve,
            >> I have MEPATH set in my autoexec.bat, and MENAME is set in default.emf. However,
            >> whenever I open user setup, the setup path is always reset to e:\me and the file
            >> dedwards.erf in e:\me is the one that gets updated every time.
            >> A puzzler!!
            >> Thanks
            >> Dave E.
            >> dedwards@...
            >>
            >> Steven Phillips wrote:
            >>
            >> > Dave,
            >> >
            >> > The Setup Path usage is obscure and does not do what first impressions would
            >> > suggest. The Setup Path does two things:
            >> >
            >> > 1) On opening the User Setup dialog it shows you where it found the
            >> > current profile. For new users this will probably be the main macro
            >> > directory (e.g. e:\me).
            >> >
            >> > 2) Can be used to set the output directory, i.e. where the user setup
            >> > files will be written when you use the Save button (e.g. f:\username).
            >> >
            >> > One thing that Setup Path does not do is change your environment, so when you
            >> > exit me32 and restart it will not know about f:\username and therefore it will
            >> > not find you setup files.
            >> >
            >> > The simplest way to setup you environment is to set two environment variables,
            >> > as follows:
            >> >
            >> > set MENAME=username
            >> > set MEPATH=f:\username;e:\me
            >> >
            >> > These two environment variables tell me32 who you are, where your setup files
            >> > are and where the system setup files are. You should now find that me32 finds
            >> > your username.erf in f:\username so Set Path should be automatically set to
            >> > f:\username.
            >> >
            >> > Hope that solves the problems,
            >> >
            >> > Steve
            >> > <snip>
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