Just the subject of this post probably makes most regulars here cringe but I'm having a problem with this new version that I haven't had with previous versions. When the application is installed it is creating the following folder structure at the root of the root install drive: C:\QT\Program Files\Quicktime\QTSystem The only file in that directory is qtjava.zip The rest of the application installs in the normal Program Files location. I've looked at the log and towards the beginning is the following entry: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding QTJAVADIR property. It's value is 'C:\QT\Program Files\Quicktime\QTSystem\'. I do not know why this is getting set. As a test I tried to set the QTJAVADIR property to C:\Progam Files\Quicktime\QTSystem in the property table but did not make a difference. I also tried dropping the CA for setQTJAVADIR with no change.

If I have Sun JRE installed then qtjava.zip will get installed in the correct directory under the Quicktime folder in program files.

How do I force this irregardless of whether I have Sun JRE installed?

I despise Crapples media player with a passion. If I could find a codec that would work with WMP I'd be happy.
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I think I fixed the problem but I don't understand why it fixed it. I'm doing the install from an AIP. When doing the original install I create the AIP on the local workstation with no network connections. I do this because for some reason it takes a really long time for the Admin install to complete (it seems to be calculating space or something) when attached to network drives but with no network drives the Admin install finishes quickly. With my original AIP I set the TARGETDIR to C:\qt and it somehow remembers this. I find that to be annoying. I recreated the AIP and set the TARGETDIR to C:\Program Files\Quicktime. Problem appears to be solved.

Now anyone have an explaination as to why when creating an AIP that it matters what you set the TARGETDIR to to create your AIP?
Answered 10/27/2009 by: joedown
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I think it would have been as simple as not messing with TARGETDIR property in the first place.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372064(VS.85).aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2007/07/12/installing-to-targetdir.aspx

By default it is set to to the root of the system. Try not setting the TARGETDIR to anything. Otherwise like Heath Steward mention, some applications needs the TARGETDIR set to ProgramFilesFolder in which you did in your 2nd attempt
Answered 10/28/2009 by: PackageExpert
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For some reason I would get an error when trying to do the AIP without specifying the TARGETDIR with this particular app which is why I used it in the first place. I understand not messing with the TARGETDIR unless necessary during a normal installation but I didn't realize there was an issue specifying target dir when creating an AIP?

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I think it would have been as simple as not messing with TARGETDIR property in the first place.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372064(VS.85).aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2007/07/12/installing-to-targetdir.aspx

By default it is set to to the root of the system. Try not setting the TARGETDIR to anything. Otherwise like Heath Steward mention, some applications needs the TARGETDIR set to ProgramFilesFolder in which you did in your 2nd attempt
Answered 10/28/2009 by: joedown
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