gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

Post by None » Thu, 05 Feb 2004 23:23:46


gacutil seems to be something that users really need on occasion to clear
the download cache.

Is gacutil included in the Redistributable package or the SDK package? It
really should be in the Redistributable if it is not.
 
 
 

gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

Post by Sm9zZXB » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 00:51:11

why would your end users need this capability? besides that, you would have to grant each user admin rights to use the tool (NOT desirable) if it was included.

 
 
 

gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

Post by mike » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 02:59:53


While I agree that gacutil should be part of the runtime package, end
users do already have the capability of managing the GAC through the
.NET Configuration MMC snap-in or using the shell view of \WINDOWS\Assembly.

However, sometimes it's nice to use a command-line tool instead of a GUI.

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mikeb
 
 
 

gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

Post by None » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:20:43

Assemblies in the download cache CANNOT be deleted using the shell. They
CAN be deleted from the GAC however. That means that gacutil is the only
way to manage the download cache. I don't know about the .NET Config. MMC
though. Is that installed with .NET Framework Redistributable?




clear
It
\WINDOWS\Assembly.
 
 
 

gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

Post by None » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 05:31:11

Because "stuff happens", that's why. Besides, why should admin rights be
required to clear a CACHE? It's conceptually equivalent to deleting
content in IE's cache. Does that require admin rights?



have to grant each user admin rights to use the tool (NOT desirable) if it
was included.
 
 
 

gacutil is not included in .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable?

Post by mike » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 05:51:48


Sorry - I glossed over the bit about the download cache.

The MMC snap-in is installed with the .NET runtime - however, it doesn't
really provide any capabilities over the shell viewer that I know of.
Specifically, it doesn't seem to do anything with the download cache.

If you still want to take a look at it, you can get to it from the Start
Menu:

Programs\Administrative Tools\Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Configuration



If you want to write your own utility, the path to the download cache is
specified in:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\fusioncache.dat

I don't know where you'd find this file on Win 9x machines that don't
have user profiles set up.

Deleting everything in the directory specified in that file seems to do
the trick on my machine.







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mikeb