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ArcInfo Workstation Patch for Windows XP

Summary

This patch repairs an AML error message that is displayed upon starting ArcInfo Workstation 8.1.2 on a Windows XP machine. This error does not occur on other Windows environments.

Description

Introduction

ESRI® is pleased to announce the ArcInfo Workstation 8.1.2 Windows® XP Patch. This patch repairs an AML error message that is displayed upon starting ArcInfo Workstation 8.1.2 on a Windows XP machine. This error does not occur on other Windows environments. For a detailed description of the error, see Bugs Fixed with this Patch.

Hardware Environment

During installation, you can either save the original 8.1.2 file or overwrite it. If you choose to save it, make sure you have enough disk space. The estimated disk space requirements are:

Platform
Size
Windows XP
4.5 MB

Bugs Fixed with this Patch

CQ00158508 - AML error message when starting arc:

AML ERROR - Argument >> and << invalid, function      EXISTS\\ line
    34 of file c:\arcgis\arcexe81\startup\arc.aml
    Usage: [EXISTS <object>
    {-FILE | -ADDRESS | -ANNOTATIONS{.subclass} | -ARC |
    -ASCONNECT | -ASDATABASE |
    -ASDBMSTABLE <database> <connection> |
    -ASHISTORY {datetime} {<database> <connection>} |
    -ASHistoricalVIEW {-DBMSTABLE | -INFOTABLE | -LAYER} |
    -ASINFOTABLE | -ASLAYER | -ASLIBRARY |
    -CLEAN | -COVER | -DEFLAYER | -DIRECTORY | -GRID |
    -IMAGE | -INFO | -LAYER | -LIBRARY | -LINE | -LINK |
    -NETWORK | -NODE | -POINT | -POLYGON |
    -REGION{.subclass} | -ROUTE{.subclass} | -SECTION{.subclass} |
    -STACK | -TAT{.subclass} | -TIC | -TIN | -VAT | -WORKSPACE}]
    AML ERROR - Unable to run file C:\Documents\\ line 35 of file c:    arcgis\arcexe81\startup\arc.aml
    Arc:

Files Installed in this Patch

  • Under the %ARCHOME%\bin folder:

    arc.exe

NOTE: The new arc.exe is dated 3/5/2002.

Installing the Patch

Since this patch replaces an ArcInfo Workstation 8.1.2 file, ArcInfo Workstation 8.1.2 must be installed before you can install this patch.

  • Download XPpatch.ZIP (1.9MB).

  • Use WinZip to extract XPpatch.exe from XPpatch.ZIP.

  • Make sure you have write access to the ArcInfo Workstation installation folder and that no one is using ArcInfo Workstation.

  • Double-click XPpatch.exe to start the install process.

  • When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.

NOTE: This patch must be installed on the server and all client installations if shared installations exist.

Patch Updates

Check the Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this patch will be posted here.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 909.793.3774, if you have any difficulty installing this patch. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.