AVR Studio 5.0 Installation Logs

Hi all,

In this post I will discuss the various products/components installed by the AVR Studio 5.0 full installer, and the various logs that will be generated by these installed items, in case if you want to know the reason for failure Winking smile or to send it to avr@atmel.com. To conclude what a full installer does , A full installer is the one that will install AVR Studio 5.0 and get it up and running without the need for a internet connectivity, provided the target machine satisfies the hardware and software requirements for installation.

The below table lists the items installed by the Installer and the path of the logs it is stored.

1. Prerequisites

Name Log File Comments
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Full Profile %temp%\Microsoft_NET_Framework_Setup.htm

or

\windows\temp\Microsoft_NET_Framework_Setup.htm

  • %temp% is the User’s Temp Directory. In windows xp it is something like c:\Documents and Settings\User name\Local settings\Temp.
  • Generally used to debug AVR Studio startup crashes and installation not continued after .NET installation.
Visual Studio Isolated Shell logs

dd_depcheck_VS_IsolatedShell_100.txt

dd_error_vs_isoshell_100

dd_install_vs_isoshell_100

  • %temp%. There will be 3 log files.
    1. Checks for dependencies for Shell installation and will have error messages if any of the prerequisites for shell is missing.
    2. Have a list of error messages that occurred during installation.
    3. The complete log with all error(s) , warning(s) and message(s).
  • Generally used to debug AVR Studio startup crashes and error message like “Cannot find one or more applications” etc.,
Microsoft Help Viewer dd_HelpSetupLP_MSI253A
  • This is installed as part of the Visual Studio Isolated Shell.
  • Generally used to debug help not installed properly, help not working.
Jungo Driver We don’t have any help for Jungo installation so far.

2. Features

Feature Log File Comments
AVR Studio 5.0 %temp%\AS5_InstallLog_<Timestamp>
  • This is the main installation log for AVR Studio 5.0.
  • Used to debug AVR Studio 5.0 installation files missing, installer related failures.

3. Custom activities

Activity Log File Comments
Extract Project Templates. (Creates the project templates cache for AVR Studio like AVR GCC, AVR Assembler) %appdata%\Microsoft\AppEnv\10.0\ActivityLog.xml;ActivityLog.xsl %appdata% is the user appication data folder. It is typically c:\Documents and Settings\User name\Application Data
and in vista\Windows 7 it is c:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming.
Prepare AVR Studio 5.0 for first run (Creates some of the default UI options, environment settings and caches them to speed up start time) %appdata%\Microsoft\AppEnv\10.0\ActivityLog.xml;ActivityLog.xsl  
Install Extension (Online Gallery).  Creates the custom atmel hosted extension gallery, where the user will be made available with a number of extensions, %temp%\VSIXInstaller_df4af3c4-fba3-480d-b504-88dc15bddd0d.txt The identifier df4af3c…. (suffix of the file name) might change in future, but the content of the file should have the tag “Atmel.OnlineGallery”.
Install Extension (Visual Assist X for AVR Studio 5.0) Language assistance for C/C++ projects %temp%\VSIXInstaller_10554a9a-c19e-43c3-8ae5-4862027407c6.txt The identifier df4af3c…. (suffix of the file name) might change in future, but the content of the file should have the tag “Visual Assist X for AVR Studio 5.0”.
Register Help Content for AVR Studio %temp%\HELPCONTENTSETUP.log
  • This is installed as part of the Visual Studio Isolated Shell.
  • Generally used to debug help not installed properly, help not working.

 

This is a long list of log files and these are what we first try to acquire on instance of a installation failure or startup failure. But that is based on the error that we see from you. I will try to write a utility to collect these logs and package them on behalf of our customers, on my next post. In case if you are asked to submit the log files please choose the appropriate one and help the AVR Engineers Smile, to help you.

Have a good time with AVR Studio.

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