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Pinned topic Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

‏2013-03-12T21:11:50Z |
Hello...

I'm trying to install the aforementioned version of PurifyPlus on Windows 7. I first installed the 64-bit version, which seemed to work fine. Problem was, I wanted to instrument a 32-bit application, so I needed the 32-bit version of Purify. This is where the problem started.

I uninstalled PurifyPlus with the Installation Manager. But when I go to install it again, and choose "32-bit" I get the message The 64-bit IBM Rational PurifyPlus for Windows package cannot be installed in a 32-bit package group OK, that's all well and good except I'm trying to install the 32-bit version, so that message doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

I'm attaching a screen shot so you can see what I'm seeing.

Any ideas anyone...?

Thanks!

-Eric
Updated on 2013-03-13T18:33:03Z at 2013-03-13T18:33:03Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

    ‏2013-03-12T21:34:48Z  
    Hi Eric,

    On a 64-bit Windows machine, you should just go ahead and install the 64-bit
    PurifyPlus package. The 64-bit package can handle both 32-bit and 64-bit
    applications.

    Now, if you're getting some kind of error when attempting to use Purify with
    your 32-bit app (on your 64-bit machine), then do let us know (or contact
    Tech Support). But on a 64-bit machine, you just need to install the 64-bit
    package which includes support for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

    Best regards,
    Don
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    Re: Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

    ‏2013-03-13T15:47:00Z  
    Hi Eric,

    On a 64-bit Windows machine, you should just go ahead and install the 64-bit
    PurifyPlus package. The 64-bit package can handle both 32-bit and 64-bit
    applications.

    Now, if you're getting some kind of error when attempting to use Purify with
    your 32-bit app (on your 64-bit machine), then do let us know (or contact
    Tech Support). But on a 64-bit machine, you just need to install the 64-bit
    package which includes support for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

    Best regards,
    Don
    Hi Don...

    Tried the 64-bit install, but as soon as I try to run it I get an error dialog saying "... is not a 64-bit program. Please choose a 64-bit program."

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    --Eric
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    Re: Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

    ‏2013-03-13T16:02:35Z  
    Hi Don...

    Tried the 64-bit install, but as soon as I try to run it I get an error dialog saying "... is not a 64-bit program. Please choose a 64-bit program."

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    --Eric
    Hi Eric,

    Go ahead and build your application inside Visual Studio WITHOUT Purify engaged.
    Then, go ahead and start the Purify standalone GUI. For example:

    Start -> Programs -> IBM Rational -> IBM Rational PurifyPlus -> Purify

    From the Purify GUI, just point at the EXE that you've built. I'm guessing that
    it's an issue with the Visual Studio integration. I don't think Purify will
    complain about the 32-bit application if you use the Purify GUI.

    Best regards,
    Don
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    Re: Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

    ‏2013-03-13T17:45:02Z  
    Hi Eric,

    Go ahead and build your application inside Visual Studio WITHOUT Purify engaged.
    Then, go ahead and start the Purify standalone GUI. For example:

    Start -> Programs -> IBM Rational -> IBM Rational PurifyPlus -> Purify

    From the Purify GUI, just point at the EXE that you've built. I'm guessing that
    it's an issue with the Visual Studio integration. I don't think Purify will
    complain about the 32-bit application if you use the Purify GUI.

    Best regards,
    Don
    Hi Don...

    Well, I'm not building within Visual Studio (we have a standalone build system), and I'm using the standalone Purify GUI to try to start the application. I am using the C++ compiler that is part of Visual Studio 2010 however, if that makes a difference.

    I'm attaching a picture of what it all looks like...

    Thanks!

    -Eric
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    Re: Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

    ‏2013-03-13T18:07:48Z  
    Hi Don...

    Well, I'm not building within Visual Studio (we have a standalone build system), and I'm using the standalone Purify GUI to try to start the application. I am using the C++ compiler that is part of Visual Studio 2010 however, if that makes a difference.

    I'm attaching a picture of what it all looks like...

    Thanks!

    -Eric
    Hi Eric,

    Unfortunately, I'm still using 32-bit Windows XP, so my answer
    isn't as precise as I'd like it to be. But I believe you should
    also find an option to start "32-bit Purify" in your START menu.
    (As I can see in the picture you provided, you've started
    "Rational Purify (64-bit)". From what I understand, there is a
    separate Purify GUI for 32-bit apps.

    Can you check and let me know what you find in the START menu?
    Don
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    Re: Another PurifyPlus 7.0.1.0-003 Installation Question/Problem/Issue

    ‏2013-03-13T18:33:03Z  
    Hi Eric,

    Unfortunately, I'm still using 32-bit Windows XP, so my answer
    isn't as precise as I'd like it to be. But I believe you should
    also find an option to start "32-bit Purify" in your START menu.
    (As I can see in the picture you provided, you've started
    "Rational Purify (64-bit)". From what I understand, there is a
    separate Purify GUI for 32-bit apps.

    Can you check and let me know what you find in the START menu?
    Don
    Hi Don...

    Found it buried in Start->All Programs->IBM Rational PurifyPlus->Purify. I had been using Purify (64-bit) that was at the top of the Start menu.

    So I'm making some forward progress, though things are hanging and doing other strange things, but I can sort through that on my own... if not, you'll see more postings!

    Thanks for your help!

    -Eric