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Update fails silently if 7zip isn't found #1338

rlabrecque opened this issue Nov 28, 2017 · 2 comments

Update fails silently if 7zip isn't found #1338

rlabrecque opened this issue Nov 28, 2017 · 2 comments


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@rlabrecque rlabrecque commented Nov 28, 2017


ConEmu build: 170910 x64
OS version: Windows 10 1703 x64
Used shell version (Far Manager, git-bash, cmd, powershell, cygwin, whatever): N/A

Problem description

If the 7-Zip archive (ConEmu.7z), WinRar or 7-Zip required field doesn't point to a valid file then Apply & Check fails silently without an error.

I didn't see this get fixed since 170910 but I can't really test it anymore. I installed 7-Zip to update ConEmu and it worked as expected after doing that! :)

@Maximus5 Maximus5 added this to To Do in ConEmu Dec 27, 2017
@Maximus5 Maximus5 moved this from To Do to In progress in ConEmu Jan 30, 2018
@Maximus5 Maximus5 moved this from In progress to Ready for Testing in ConEmu Feb 6, 2018
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@dogancelik dogancelik commented Apr 18, 2018

@Maximus5 Is it possible to ship 7-zip executable or integrate its library (7za) with ConEmu?

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@Maximus5 Maximus5 commented Apr 18, 2018

No and no.

  1. If you downloaded 7z package and were able to unpack it, that means you already have 7-zip on your computer.
  2. Even if I ship 7za within ConEmu it will not be able to unpack newer 7-zip format when it changes at some moment.
  3. I don't like the idea of having a megabyte of code in ConEmu (as library) just for unpacking. And the same note about format change.

If one don't want to install 7-zip, they may use installer which does not require any third-party software.

The original issue is resolved.

@Maximus5 Maximus5 closed this Apr 18, 2018
ConEmu automation moved this from Ready for Testing to Done Apr 18, 2018
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