Error installing from InterBase: String variable is not large enough for strin

By: Borland Staff

Abstract: Trying to install InterBase 4.2.1 from the JBuilder 1 CD produces error message.

Problem:
Trying to install InterBase from various products may result in the error " String variable is not large enough for string. Check the string declarations. Error: 401" 

In most cases, this is a benign error. You can just click the OK box and continue. This error usually occurs when you have a very long path statement. In most cases, the only way to make it not occur is to shorten your path statement.

In some other conditions, checking the PATH value for the registry key: HK_Current_userenvironment and if it's a hex value
delete it or convert it to a character string may resolve the problem as well.

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