Software Deployment Question
AppV 5.1 - Gimp missing files during launch
03/14/2016 4085 views
First some background: I have worked with MSI-packaging for a few years now and now I thought it was about time to look at appV.
I downloaded the sequencer and that I would give a go at sequence Gimp 2.6.11 on Windows 10 X64.
I used the standard exclusion list and installed in standard path. But when I try to launch the "AppV:d" Gimp on the same computer or another Windows 7 x64 the launcher complains about the file libgimpui-2.0-0.dll is missing.
I checked under C:\ProgramData\App-V\389DE69C-A6B4-47AF-A012-1E8CACE5E6BE\2A3E64FA-5171-4950-B45E-9E53E868461E\Root\VFS\ProgramFilesX86\GIMP-2.0\bin and there the file is in the correct path. I also renamed the .appv file to .zip and checked and the file is there as well.
If I copy this file to the "real" location under c:\\Program Files (x86)\... and launch the appv program again the launcher complains about another file in the same path. And so on ...
If I copy the whole "bin" folder to c:\Program Files (x86)\... the appv-package launches just fine. So it seems as if some files cant be read from the virtual directory even though they are there.
Does someone have a suggestion? Remember I´m totally new to appV and this is my first go at it. So go easy on me :)