[cvsnt] Re: Bad upgrade experience to current CVSNT 2.50.3 (2260)

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Fri Mar 24 21:31:59 GMT 2006

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On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:06:23 -0500, John Peacock <jpeacock at rowman.com>

>Tony Hoyle wrote:
>> Not sure why you don't have it.. there's no way I can see that it 
>> wouldn't be installed (other than MSI screwing up again - as a general 
>> rule don't attempt software upgrades using MSI installers.. the engine 
>> sucks and nearly always screws something up).  
>Ah, that's it then.  I _did_ use the MSI installer and I was going from 
>2.0.58d in one swell foop.  Not your fault, then! ;-)

Has been spelled out many times that you have to uninstall any CVSNT
installation if you are switching to the MSI installer.
But you won't lose any server settings or repository files, everything
is back after you install again from the package of your choosing.

>> Also, even then typing 
>> dbghelp.dll into google brings the microsoft redistributable as the 
>> second link.
>As helpful as that link is, it is a very ancient file (5.0.2195.1). 
>Using that DLL will provoke one of those extra helpful "Entry Point Not 
>Found" Windows errors.  I was able to find 6.2.0013 on some other site. 
>  As near as I can tell, I'd have to download one of the Debugging 
>toolkits from Microsoft to gain access to this one file...

Previous to the CVSNT Wiki rebuild there was a link to a file named
sysfiles.zip and which contained the system files needed in addition
to the binaries posted on the download page. This file contains the
dbghelp.dll file and is the one I package with the Innosetup CVSNT
installer I maintain. Unfortunately it is now gone...

If you like I could email you the zip file so you can get the dll from

But on the other hand:
- Add/Remove Programs
- Uninstall CVSNT (by now you probably have two entries there)
- Reboot
- Then run the CVSNT installer again (MSI or InnoSetup)

I think you will be OK now.

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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