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Stellarium 0.10 Not Launching

I can not get the latest version of Stellarium to launch. the previous versions worked, but this one brings up a small dos box that disappears before I can read the error. I have tried this with and with out using the menuing system. I can how ever run the app using the exe in the app\stellarium\sub folder. I have tried both a clean install and upgrade. any help would be appreciated.

Running windows xp sp3

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Stellarium 0.10 Not Launching

Same comment and same install approach as infoseeker on November 20, 2008 - 7:13pm.

Using xp prof sp2

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Path

What path are you installing to? Something besides the standard\recommended X:\PortableApps\StellariumPortable?

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Yeah.

This is a rather common issue, and I've had it myself before. However, I was able to fix this issue for every PC I used. And, as John asked, what path are you using to get to Stellarium? A path other than X:\PortableApps\StellariumPortable?

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Spaces in Path Name

It appears though spaces in the path name may be the issue rather than the precise path name.

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also not running

on my side
somehow it starts, but crashes just soon and particularly when any changes should be done.
The previous version was OK

can we get the previous version somewhere?

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right

any space in the pathname leads to errors, Stellarium not launching.
@KevinPorter: just to cheer you up: mine is running without any complaint WinXp SP3 admin and domain user account though I haven´t put it into the default setting..

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Launcher Bug

There's a bug in the launcher which will cause it to fail with spaces in the path. This line:

StrCpy $EXECSTRING "$PROGRAMDIRECTORY\$PROGRAMEXECUTABLE --user-dir=$SETTINGSDIRECTORY"

Should actually be:

StrCpy $EXECSTRING `"$PROGRAMDIRECTORY\$PROGRAMEXECUTABLE"
--user-dir="$SETTINGSDIRECTORY"`

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Ah.

Good call. I probably wouldn't have seen that. I'll get the revision done tonight (unless you want to fix it).

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Yours

It's your app, so you can package up the revision and update all the files. Test it to be sure it works (not sure if Stellarium will like quotes around the settings path or not). I'm busy working on other stuff.

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Hmm.

After looking at it further, it appears that it's a bug in Stellarium causing the problem. I've tried everything I can, and using the --user-dir command seems to not support spaces in file names. Even with quotes. I've done everything I can think of, and it just won't work. Unless you have any ideas, I'll report the bug to the Stellarium developers.

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Report / Error

I thought someone said that the 0.9 launcher worked with the 0.10 release and fixed this.

If not, report it to stellarium devs and add a notification in the launcher so that the user is presented with a readable error rather than Stellarium just failing. Possibly:

"Stellarium Portable can not be run from a directory with spaces in the name. Please move it to a directory with no spaces in the name.

$EXEDIR"

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Well first of all let me say

Well first of all let me say thank you to everyone who replied. I am sorry it took me so long to get back, I am new to this forum and thought that it would send me an email if a topic that I had posted on was replied to, my apologies.

The path that I was pointing to was "E:\Portable Apps Suite\PortableApps\StellariumPortable" so it was the issue with the spacing.

As far as having version 9 work, I may have changed my directory structure since I last used it. I did not think to redownload the previous version but did remember that it had worked for me at one time. Sorry Sad

Thank you again for all your help.

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