Tweak for Windows gnucash.bat files
dharding at quikmail.org
Wed Dec 19 10:12:39 EST 2007
I noticed a minor issue with the gnucash.bat files used to launch
GnuCash on Windows (both the one that gets created by the installer and
the one that gets generated by the build). In particular, they prepend
several paths to the PATH environment variable. When the batch file is
invoked from the menu, this is not a problem. However, if it is invoked
repeatedly from the a Windows command shell, the PATH environment
variable gets longer and longer with each invocation, because the
changed value of PATH persists after the batch file has completed.
Eventually the PATH variable hits a maximum size limit and further
invocations of the batch file will fail.
A simple solution to this problem is to use the setlocal command before
setting any environment variables to ensure that all changes to
environment variables persist only until the batch file completes. This
way, the value of PATH is not changed across invocations of the batch file.
I have attached a patch that updates packaging/win32/install.sh and
packaging/win32/gnucash.iss.in, the former to include setlocal in the
gnucash.bat file generated by the build process, the latter to include
setlocal in the gnucash.bat file generated by the installer.
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