Subscription Manager %PATH% Fix

Right now, when Subscription Manager installs items onto the system, it adds the complete (long) pathname to the environmental %path% variable. This results in %path% variables being too long.

Ideally, subscription manager should add an environmental sub-variable (ie: %tms%) that corresponds to the bulk of the pathname, so as to shorten the pathname for each individual component in the path variable.

For example:

Let's say I install two components requiring the following path entries to be added to the %path% environmental variable:
C:\Users\MZmuda\Documents\tmssoftware\TMS Advanced Charts\bpl;C:\Users\MZmuda\Documents\tmssoftware\TMS Cloud Pack\BuilderXE5

That would be better added in the following manner:

Step 1: Define "%tms%" as "C:\Users\MZmuda\Documents\tmssoftware"
Step 2: Define the path variable as: %tms%\TMS Advanced Charts\bpl;%tms%\TMS Cloud Pack\BuilderXE5

Doing something like that saves about 30-40% of space in the %path% environment variable length, thus allowing additional components to be installed.

Thanks -

  • Mike Z.