Hello,

I'm trying to create a package of Application Developer. I'm using Installer 1.1 (company rules [:(] ) and wise 4.5.

The application generates about 65000 files and this is a problem since the file table can only take about 32.000 entries.

I've two questions.

1. Does anyone know if it is possible to create an unattended install using the original setup.
2. Is there a way to avoid the problem I've described.
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A while ago a customer asked me to package that one, but when they realized what size it was, they decided to leave the installation to the users. It was just too big.

I did find documentation about silent setup, so it should be possible.

If you do need to repackage, if I remember correctly the setup should be easy to split up into smaller parts, which you could repackage seperately and distribute in sequence.
Answered 08/09/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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First of all, a MSI package can hold more than ~32k files if you change the data type with in the File table as per http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/m.asp?m=5565

Secondly, I would never recommend splitting a package into two or more seperate packages etc, unless you have one "application" package and one "settings" package, but even that is a little messy/dodgy.

Brent.
Answered 08/09/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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I also prefer a single package, but when you can easily differentiate between parts of an application, or a suite (which will more likely be the case when you talk about these numbers), I think it's an option.

Btw, the setup I was asked to do was 10GB installed size [&:]
Answered 08/09/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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ORIGINAL: Ilikebananas

I also prefer a single package, but when you can easily differentiate between parts of an application, or a suite (which will more likely be the case when you talk about these numbers), I think it's an option.

Btw, the setup I was asked to do was 10GB installed size [&:]



I just have to install 1 part of the application resulting in 2.5GB base install and 1.5GB in updates (IMHO that's just stupid to create updates that are that big).


ORIGINAL: brenthunter2005

First of all, a MSI package can hold more than ~32k files if you change the data type with in the File table as per http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/m.asp?m=5565



Thanks! I'm gonna try that.
Answered 08/09/2005 by: mkrijt
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If just silent is an option, here's where to find how:

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational/support/documentation/

GL

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Answered 08/09/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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ORIGINAL: brenthunter2005

First of all, a MSI package can hold more than ~32k files if you change the data type with in the File table as per http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/m.asp?m=5565

Secondly, I would never recommend splitting a package into two or more seperate packages etc, unless you have one "application" package and one "settings" package, but even that is a little messy/dodgy.

Brent.



Btw, When I change it to i4, will it affact the confilct manager?
Answered 08/10/2005 by: mkrijt
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