I'm trying to install the GitHub for Windows that I downloaded from the GitHub site. However, I get the following error message:
Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor.
I'm curious if anyone else has ran into this issue, and knows of a fix?
Below is the info from the log file:
PLATFORM VERSION INFO Windows : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT) Common Language Runtime : 4.0.30319.17929 System.Deployment.dll : 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL clr.dll : 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL dfdll.dll : 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL dfshim.dll : 4.0.41209.0 (Main.041209-0000)
SOURCES Deployment url : github-windows.s3.amazonaws.com/GitHub.application
ERROR SUMMARY Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of http://github-windows.s3.amazonaws.com/GitHub.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: + The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY No transaction error was detected.
WARNINGS There were no warnings during this operation.
OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS * [10/4/2012 12:22:45 PM] : Activation of http://github-windows.s3.amazonaws.com/GitHub.application has started.
ERROR DETAILS Following errors were detected during this operation. * [10/4/2012 12:22:45 PM] System.IO.FileNotFoundException - The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002) - Source: System.Deployment - Stack trace: at System.Deployment.Internal.Isolation.IsolationInterop.GetUserStore(UInt32 Flags, IntPtr hToken, Guid& riid) at System.Deployment.Internal.Isolation.IsolationInterop.GetUserStore() at System.Deployment.Application.ComponentStore..ctor(ComponentStoreType storeType, SubscriptionStore subStore) at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore..ctor(String deployPath, String tempPath, ComponentStoreType storeType) at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.get_CurrentUser() at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl) at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS No transaction information is available.
It seems like the error message itself isn't specific to Git, but more of a universal message that Windows installer throws because I noticed when doing a Google search people trying to install other applications had an identical error message.
I wasn't able to find any information on GitHub's website about this error either. :(
Thanks for any help-
Enter the following, depending on your version of Windows, then click the "OK" button:
On Windows XP:
(which may be
C:\Documents & Settings\(your username)\Local Settings\Apps)
On Windows VISTA / 7:
Delete the 2.0 folder
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