Windows 10: Something lost in compressing/uploading/downloading/decompressing Solved

  1.    02 Jul 2018 #1

    Something lost in compressing/uploading/downloading/decompressing


    I've written a program that I want to make available to users on my webpage.
    The package consists of seven files: the .exe file, a .dll file, and five data files.
    I send all seven to a compressed (zipped) folder, so the user needs to download only one thing.
    I upload the .zip folder to my webpage.
    A user informed me of a bug: a certain (unlikely) move by the user crashes the program.
    I corrected the bug: the program no longer crashes on my machine.
    I package the new (corrected) .exe file, with the others, in a new .zip folder and upload it.
    I download the .zip folder, unpack it, run the program, do the unlikely move, and it still crashes.
    Is this caused by the packing/unpacking? No, if I pack just the .exe file, upload, download, and unpack it, it runs without the bug.
    I insert a message to appear when the program first loads, just to be sure I'm dealing with the right version (I pack, upload, download, unpack), and ooops!, that message fails to appear.
    Can you guess from this summary where the corrected version of the program is getting replaced by an older, defective version?
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  2.    02 Jul 2018 #2

    Delete the old one logout then upload new one after checking the old has gone. Are you uploading by ftp and is the filename correct on the server windows oftem starts with a capital letter but unix would see that as another file as its case sensitive and some ftp upload as is and doesnt change case
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  3.    03 Jul 2018 #3

    Thanks for your prompt and patient reply, Samuria.
    I found that the invoking link was mistakenly referring to a sub-folder that I thought I had stopped using,
    and the older, buggy version was lurking in there.
    Correction made, problem solved, obsolete subfolder deleted.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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